Teenagers raise £900 plus for injured soldiers

Left to right: Ben Saunders, Henry Ross, Sam Hyne (Wendy Huskwaite, Tesco checkout supervisor), Rob Flett, Charlie Hobden, Tom Houchin, Will Flett, Adam Flett
Left to right: Ben Saunders, Henry Ross, Sam Hyne (Wendy Huskwaite, Tesco checkout supervisor), Rob Flett, Charlie Hobden, Tom Houchin, Will Flett, Adam Flett

A GROUP of teenagers raised more than £900 for charity by packing customers’ bags in Tesco.

The eight boys, aged between 15 and 17, spent the day at the store in Churchwood Drive in St Leonards on Saturday, collecting £916 in total for Help For Heroes, which looks after injured servicemen.

It took only four hours for the teenagers, who attend Eastbourne College and St Bede’s School, also in Eastbourne, to raise that amount.

Rob Flett, who is 16 and organised the event, said: “Thank you to everyone shopping in Tesco who donated so much money and made the experience such a success for a good cause like Help For Heroes. All the money helps wounded soldiers. Steve Davies, the store manager, made us feel very welcome and Cat Jarvie the Tesco community champion made it really easy for us. I hope we can do another bag pack in October.”