Young people stand up for Richard House in Beckton

Young people from Newham are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton by hosting a community charity event in Plaistow.

There will be a �1 entrance fee to watch a cultural fashion show that aims to showcase the diversity of Newham as well as fundraising stalls selling cupcakes, face-painting, make up, local MCs, sports tournament and competitions.

The day is being organised entirely by 16-year-olds as part of the Summer of a Lifetime project, part of the government’s National Citizen Service Programme in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

One of the organisers, Wendy Zadigue, a former Cumberland School pupil, said: “We went to visit Richard House last Monday and I actually cried. It was really emotional.

“I think it’s really good what they do there.”

The Smile One More Day event will be held on Tuesday August 16 from 1 to 4pm at Hudson’s Youth Zone, Community Links Squash Club, Barclay Road, Plaistow.