Former Norwich City and West Ham striker Dean Ashton among hundreds to enjoy Respect Yourself Easter Fair in Hethersett

The Respect Yourself Easter Fair in Hethersett Village Hall proved successful with hundreds of people attending on Easter Saturday.

Money raised from the event will go towards applying for charity status for the Hethersett-based group, which empowers young people to make important life changes through daily SMS text messaging. Funds will also give the group the opportunity to grow and expand its service.

The 'SMS winks' are sent out daily on issues as diverse as bullying, sex, finance, health and the law and are aimed at providing young people with information that allows them to make more informed life choices.

Respect Yourself offers the service to youngsters aged between 13 and 25 and is a non-profit organisation that needs to raise �5,000 to enable it to gain charity status.

Hethersett and District Lions Club has already pledged �500 to the service and they were at the event raising yet more funds.

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While visitors during the morning also included former Norwich City striker Dean Ashton and his two sons, Ethan and Lucas.

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