Teenagers need public’s support

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A group of intrepid teenagers from Rotherham have urged the public to get behind them as they near the close of a campaign to send them on an educational trip to Krakow, Poland.

Rotherham’s ‘Looked After Children’s Council’ has been on a six-month fundraising campaign for the trip, where they will learn about the World War II Holocaust, hate crimes and the importance of love, peace and community cohesion.

So far the group has raised £6,000 of their £9,000 target, which they need to reach before Easter.

Coun Gordon Watson, deputy leader and cabinet member for children and young people’s services at Rotherham Council, said: “The kids have been working extremely hard to raise the funds and have done tremendously well to raise as much as they have. This will be a valuable education for them and give an insight into the struggles the world faced during their grandparents’ generation. Now they need everyone to get behind them for a final push to get the funding they desperately need so they can go on their trip of a lifetime.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/destination-poland to donate.