Teenagers in push for Pennygate charity at Spalding pub

The Punchbowl, New Road, Spalding, where NCS students will be selling tea, coffee and cakes to raise money for The Pennygate Foundation, helped by Pete Williams and Spider Man (Enya Szokalska).  Photo by Tim Wilson.
The Punchbowl, New Road, Spalding, where NCS students will be selling tea, coffee and cakes to raise money for The Pennygate Foundation, helped by Pete Williams and Spider Man (Enya Szokalska). Photo by Tim Wilson.

A popular Spalding pub is throwing its doors open to a group of young people today so they can raise money for a town charity.

Teenagers taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme are selling tea, coffee can cakes at The Punchbowl in New Road to support the Pennygate Foundation

The youngsters, all aged between 16 and 17, have spent the past two weeks on an adventure holiday and at Nottingham University, learning leadership, communication and team building skills.

NCS student Payal Khunti (16), of Sutton Bridge, said: “The Pennygate Foundation has links with a surgery and charity shop in Spalding, so we wanted to get involved in it.

“We’ll be helping out at the charity shop next week.”

Pete Williams of The Punchbowl, said: “I’d gladly spend my time fundraising for charities that I know would get 100 per cent of the money and The Pennygate Foundation would be top of my list.”