Rackheath Youth Council event raises almost �300 for local play area

Rackheath Youth Council hosted a two-man comedy act to raise money to improve equipment at the local play area.

The comedy evening was held on Saturday night at Rackheath's Holy Trinity Church, on Salhouse Road, and raised a grand total of �298, which will go towards play equipment for Rackheath's Jubilee Park.

Paula Lowe, chairperson of Rackheath Parish Council, said: 'It was their first event, their teething event you could say, but it was a really good night.

'The band playing had to drop out late so a young lad from the village, Jake Pilgrim, and his band stepped in at late notice for their first ever gig in front of people and everyone said that they were absolutely brilliant.

'It was an absolutely brilliant event and the parish council are very proud of how well the youth council did.'

The event was supported by Creative Arts East through the Bright Sparks project, which allows 12 to 26-year-olds the chance to put on an event and learn new skills such as running a business, event management and marketing.

This picture was sent in by Brian Gardner, vice chairperson of Rackheath Parish Council and Youth Council co-ordinator, using www.iwitness24.co.uk

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