A YOUTH charity group’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser in Wotton-under-Edge was a success.

Members of the Wott-ON project held the event in Wotton Town Hall on Saturday, February 14.

Through activities, workshops, a cafe and more, the group raised £600 for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Action for ME and to help provide new activities for youngsters in the area.

Wott-ON team project leader Katie Elliott was delighted with what the group achieved.

“Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of around 20 local young people and the support of people and businesses from all across the community, the event raised over £600 for Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, Action for ME and local youth activities,” she said.

“It was a great success and people have already been asking us when there will be another one.

“I think the team might want a little break first though.”

The event, which was aimed at all ages, included stalls, competitions, dance workshops with teenage members of New Generation Dance, a busker’s corner featuring local young musicians and face painting.

The group were visited by High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Tom Frost and his wife Carolyn, and supported by a range of local businesses and organisations, as well as local town crier George Carpenter.

The Wott-ON charity project is led by children and young people who want to make a difference to their town and charities through events like the one on Saturday.

Members of the Wott-ON project have just won a £250 Small Sparks grant from Barnwood Trust to help them run regular events for young people at the Town Hall.

To learn more about the group visit wott-on.org.