Youth group donates £1,000 to children's charity

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 January 2017

Sarah Hext from The Harvey Hext Trust accepting a cheque from the Weston and Banwell Young Famers Club.

Sarah Hext from The Harvey Hext Trust accepting a cheque from the Weston and Banwell Young Famers Club.

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A Weston-super-Mare-based youth group has donated £1,000 to a charity which provides memory boxes for children whose siblings have died.

The Weston and Banwell Young Farmers Club (YFC) presented a cheque to the Harvey Hext Trust: A Sibling’s Wish last week.

The trust was set up in memory of a young boy called Harvey who died in 2015 after a six-year battle with cancer.

Harvey’s mum, Sarah Hext, visited the youth group and led a talk about her story and the charity’s work, which prompted the donation.

Sarah said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 from the young farmers.

“We are a small charity and donations as substantial as this really do make a difference to us.”

The YFC is a group of 20 young farmers which work with teenagers and young adults to provide them with an opportunity to gain skills in everyday activities.

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