Barbecue in park will help fund holidays for youngsters

Cooking up a storm Left to right: Chris Aspey, Rioghan Bruce, Joseph Dale, Dylan Graham and Joe Ford
Cooking up a storm Left to right: Chris Aspey, Rioghan Bruce, Joseph Dale, Dylan Graham and Joe Ford
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The culinary efforts of five Morpeth youngsters have raised funds for a national charity.

The youngsters raised more than £100 for the Newman Holiday Trust, a voluntary organisation providing summer holidays for children with special needs.

The barbecue, funded by the social enterprise Key Fund and supported by Leading Link, saw 16-year-olds Rioghan Bruce, Joseph Dale, Joe Ford, Chris Aspey and Dylan Graham cook up a tasty treat in Morpeth’s Carlisle Park.

The event was part of the boys’ National Citizens’ Award efforts.

The youngsters served up beefburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks to visitors to Carlisle Park at the end of last month.

Friends played music while volunteers went along to lend support and encouragement.

Chris, of Loansdean said the day was a great success and allowed him and his friends to develop invaluable skills such as teamwork, leadership and organisation. “I thoroughly enjoyed the event and loved interacting with the customers,” he said. “Everyone was hugely supportive.”

in aid of a good cause, and we are very grateful to people as the money is being donated to charity.

“We would like to thank everyone who came to the BBQ as well as friends for helping out with special mention to Nathan Coundon, Lyn Horton and Peter Simpson,” added Chris.