ELEVEN kind-hearted young people had a great time taking part in a three-legged fancy dress charity walk.
Hartlepool Prince’s Trust Team 35, who are based at Stranton Fire Station, in Stockton Street, decided to raise funds for special causes in the town.
So they embarked on an hilarious three-legged walk around town dressed in fancy dress clothing which had been donated by Pirouette, in Burn Road, Hartlepool.
The charitable elevensome walked from Burn Road, along the promenade to the Marina, down Marina Way, up Victoria Road, along York Road to the Burn Valley and then headed back to Stranton Fire Station.
The group carried charity buckets with them and raised £50 on their travels.
They managed to rake in over £350 by packing bags in Morrisons, in Clarence Road, Hartlepool, and also carried out some car-washing at 23 Taxis, in Mainsforth Terrace, and tidied up the yard for the busy drivers.
Altogether the 17 to 25-year-olds raised more than £400.
And Denise Curren, team leader for Hartlepool Prince’s Trust, said a slice of the cash is to be spent on creating a sea scene mural at a new play area in Hindpool Surestart Centre, in Hindpool Close, on the Central Estate, in Hartlepool.
She said whatever money is left will be spent on other charities or good causes within the Hartlepool area.
She said: “The young people from the Prince’s Trust are actually helping with the mural which is being painted onto a wall in a new play area that is being created at the centre.
“It’s an old office that’s being transformed into a play area for the children so it’s somewhere nice for them to play and enjoy activities.
“What they don’t spend there will go towards other community projects.”
She added: “The group came up with the idea themselves because part of their programme is to identify ways to raise funds.
“We’re very proud of their efforts.”