Hive raises £100 for Save the Children

Staff and customers of the Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury joined people across the nation in raising vital funds for Save the Children last month. Through Festive singing and participation in Christmas Jumper Day, Hive staff worked with both young people and the wider community to raise over £100.

Workshop leaders started the fund-raising efforts with a one-off creative workshop where young people brought along their old jumpers to customise whilst developing new skills. The official Christmas Jumper Day was on December 14 and the Hive team sported their finest Christmas Jumpers, whilst hosting a special sing-a-long with local school-children from neighbouring St Winifrides School on Belmont.

In total, the organisation raised over £100 towards the Save The Children campaign, which aims to inspire people to make the world better with a sweater. Habib Malik-Mansell of the Hive said "As a youth orientated charity, we were of course more than happy to support Save the Children's latest fundraising campaign. Save the Children is close to our hearts, as the charity was founded by Shropshire woman, Eglantyne Jebb and her sister. Even the relatively small sum of £100 which we raised, will make a difference to the lives of young people elsewhere in the world".

For more information on the Hive's efforts to support the Save the Children campaign, visit www.hiveonline.org.uk/savethechildren

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