Teens show high spirit in fundraiser

A group of youngsters who are taking part in a project to build a house for a family in Mexico braved torrential rain to carry out a fund raising car wash event.'Back, from left.. Jack Harness, Adam Sharp.'Front, from left..Gareth Noble, Jordan Allen, Matthew Robert, Benedict Stanforth-Sharpe, Lewis Ford.'Contact Andrea Smith... 350228 / 07935 050239'1128116.. Pic Kevin Allen.'18/07/11.
A group of youngsters who are taking part in a project to build a house for a family in Mexico braved torrential rain to carry out a fund raising car wash event.'Back, from left.. Jack Harness, Adam Sharp.'Front, from left..Gareth Noble, Jordan Allen, Matthew Robert, Benedict Stanforth-Sharpe, Lewis Ford.'Contact Andrea Smith... 350228 / 07935 050239'1128116.. Pic Kevin Allen.'18/07/11.

WELL-MEANING youngsters sponged off heavy downpour in a charity car wash for a house build in Mexico.

The project, run in conjunction with Christian group Urban Saints and charity organisation Amor, will see teenagers and adults from Burniston Methodist Church travel to a shanty town in the Tijuana district of Mexico next Easter to re-house a family.

Project leader Andrea Smith said: “We’ll build a two-room house with supervision. It has a timber frame, concrete floor, roof, a door with a lock and windows. In comparison to what they’ve got it’ll be luxurious.”

The group made £204 which will go towards an £18,000 target.

Mrs Smith added: “The young people showed such dedication, tenacity and diligence in torrential rain. They showed great prospect of working well together.

“Grateful thanks also to Seeds Cafe for all their support, and thanks to all who donated to the bric-a-brac stall.”