A group of young people from Wolverhampton showed that they care by taking part in a charity event alongside their youth workers.

The girls from Springfield Youth Centre - including Leonnie Finnikin, Jasmine Bennett, Tahlia Barrett, Mia Harvey, Nicole Hutchinson and Shekinah Yuhana - took part in the Race for Life at West Park last Wednesday (19 June, 2013) along with youth workers Karen Douglas and Jagdeep Sohal.

And the group was following in a strong tradition at the youth centre, which has previously raised funds for Kidney Research UK and other charities.

Karen and Jagdeep said they were extremely proud of what they did - and how committed they were from start to finish.

Jagdeep said: "Thanks to the girls' amazing efforts they managed to brilliantly raise over £200 which will go to Race for Life to allow the charity to continue its amazing work."

Karen said: "But equally important was the immense sense of achievement for them - this experience has had a positive impact on the group in terms of confidence and self-belief."

Youth worker Saj Rauf added: "This was a great example of young people showing that they do care and are willing to do something about it.

"All of the girls were a credit not only to Springfield Youth Centre, but also Wolverhampton as a whole."

Around 2,300 women from around the West Midlands took part in the Race for Life at West Park, raising £140,000.

  • released: Thursday 27 June, 2013