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Teenagers take over Cornhill for charity flash mob




NCS group SevenSquared are holding a flash mob on Cornhill .Bury St Edmunds to raise money to renovate Cornwallis Court. Picture Mark Westley. (3597608)
NCS group SevenSquared are holding a flash mob on Cornhill .Bury St Edmunds to raise money to renovate Cornwallis Court. Picture Mark Westley. (3597608)

A group of about 16 teenagers held a flash mob in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon to raise money for a care home in the town.

The group, called SevenSquared, performed the Cha Cha Slide dance routine on Cornhill as part of the National Citizen Service - a government funded programme aimed at helping young people make a difference in their communities.

All money raised from the day, which also saw a bake sale and tombola stand set up in the Abbey Gardens and on Cornhill, will go towards buying supplies for Cornwallis Court in Hospital Road.

Josh Blease, group spokesman, said: "It's a local care home and we felt we could make an impact there as it's a neglected area of society.

"We're going to buy art supplies with the money and we've also been in the care home helping with gardening and things and getting the elderly people involved. We really hope it'll have a positive effect on the people who live there."

He added that the team chose to stage a flash mob in order to catch people's attention and encourage them to donate.

"We wanted to reach as many people as possible and this is something that no other groups have done," said the 16-year-old Thurston Community College student.

"It's a way for us all to get involved and also any member of the public who wants to. It's a great cause and we wanted to do something big to raise as much money as possible."



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