Group banking on success

WITCHFORD Youth Team will be competing for £45,000 after receiving a prestigious award. The group, which takes part in various singing, dancing, acting and music shows, received £6,242 for winning the Youth Banks Award for East Cambridgeshire. The money

WITCHFORD Youth Team will be competing for £45,000 after receiving a prestigious award.

The group, which takes part in various singing, dancing, acting and music shows, received £6,242 for winning the Youth Banks Award for East Cambridgeshire.

The money will be spent on an anti-teenage drinking musical drama and a festival at the British Legion in Sutton in July.

The Youth Banks awards is a new scheme run by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation that funds projects that give young people something to do or places to go.


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The Witchford Youth Team, whose members are aged from 10 to 19, won the district award after having an application then a dance show, at the Parkside School in Cambridge, reviewed.

Youth worker Vicki Bailey, who helps run the group, said: "The judges told us that we absolutely blew them away. They were particularly impressed by how we bring such a wide range of ages together and how the group is run by young people, who are all in their 20s."

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The Witchford Youth Team will compete with three other groups for the Youth Banks Award for Cambridgeshire when a £45,000 prize will be on offer. The date and venue is to be confirmed.

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