Youngsters are top citizens

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A group of young people from Peterborough have donated over 800kg of produce to Peterborough Foodbank.

The all female team, aged 16-17, were taking part in the National Citizen Service, organised by Peterborough City Council, during their summer break.

In total the group raised £1,047 through a range of initiatives such as holding a family fun day, face-painting, bag-packing at supermarkets and even helping a local supermarket with their home delivery service. The funds which were raised filled a dozen trolleys with food and toiletries which will now be donated to city families.

The National Citizen Service is a four-week programme which helps young people build skills for work and life and meet new friends. For more details visit: