Youngsters raise funds for abuse charity

As part of their four-week National Citizen Service programme, 15 young people from Hastings and Bexhill will be working with the CRI Domestic Abuse Service to raise money and help the local community.

CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives) Domestic Abuse Service gives information and support to women and men. They talk through housing options and help children and young people who are living with domestic violence.

In two weeks’ time, the local youngsters will host a series of events including a Summer Fête in Alexandra Park on Thursday, August 13, 1-8pm. This will also include an unveiling of a Mural which is designed to be a permanent reminder of CRI’s work. Before the Fête, a silent protest will be held, through the town square, to represent the silent victims of domestic abuse. The charity was chosen by the young people as domestic abuse is unspoken in society and needs to be addressed to show that help is available. They hope to raise around £500.

Annabel Selvadurai, a pupil at St Richards Catholic College, Bexhill, said: “NCS has been an amazing experience. Our team has worked really well together in order to organise these events to help such an important cause.”