Brighton teenagers taking part in the National Citizen Service programme with Albion in the Community threw themselves into an action-packed week of fundraising for CLIC Sargent, smashing their original fundraising target.
In August the group of 15, known as 'Team Supremz', set out to raise £500.
They enlisted support from local businesses, sold cakes at a market, held a sponsored walk and put on a day of fundraising activities in the park with lucky dip stalls, Kick!, henna tattoos, a raffle, and much more.
Team leader Iain Paxton said: "We chose to work with CLIC Sargent as it is a really valuable resource for young people with cancer, and their families.
"It was difficult organising fundraisers in such a short space of time but also a lot of fun; baking cakes and dealing with the public.
"Those who contributed bought cakes, came along to our event, and were all really pleased to support the charity. We even spoke to some people who had used CLIC Sargent's services in the past.
"One woman who bought a cake from us pointed out her healthy, happy seven-year-old son who was with her. He had recovered from cancer two years ago and had been supported by CLIC Sargent. She could only say great things about the charity.
"It was great to be able to raise some much needed funds, knowing that they will be going towards those that really need it."
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Farquharson said: “The Supremz only had one week to plan their activities and I’m so impressed that they’ve beaten their target and raised over £500.
"A huge thank you to each and every one of them and to the organisers, Albion in the Community. We hope to work with you and your inspirational teenagers again soon!”