Youngsters learn new skills to help the cause

Some of the young people from Right Track in Bellshill who are hosting the Macmillan coffee morning

Some of the young people from Right Track in Bellshill who are hosting the Macmillan coffee morning

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Unemployed young people will host a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support tomorrow (Thursday) in Bellshill.

The 15 youngsters are supported by Right Track Scotland’s centre in Main Street which has raised £1,217.48 for Macmillan through similar events in the past.

The coffee morning will involve cake sales, face painting, bingo, raffles and a TV style ‘bake off’ organised by the young people.

Right Track Scotland was set up in 1983 to support young people not engaged in mainstream education, training or employment.

Annually, Right Track supports approximately 800 young people aged 12-18 years.

In the past year, 70 per cent of the young people it worked with progressed positively from Right Track programmes.

Some of the young people involved in the coffee morning are working towards a personal development award which will recognise their achievements in planning, promoting and running the event. 

Pauline Callaghan works with the young people at Right Track’s Bellshill Centre.

She said: “This is shaping up to be a great day and we’d like to extend a welcome to anyone in the local community who would like to join us for a coffee and slice of cake.

“As well as raising valuable funds for Macmillan, the coffee mornings give our young people valuable personal development opportunities and enhance their organisational skills.

“As well as planning and promoting the event, many of the young people have approached local businesses for raffle donations and I’d like to thank all those in the local community who have supported us.”

The coffee morning takes place from 10.30am-2pm at 256 Main Street, Bellshill.

For more information visit Right Track Scotland