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A JUMBLE sale has been organised to raise money for the young person s unit at a residential home run by the charity Leonard Cheshire. The event, organised by North Hertfordshire College, will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the college s Hitchin campus.

A JUMBLE sale has been organised to raise money for the young person's unit at a residential home run by the charity Leonard Cheshire.

The event, organised by North Hertfordshire College, will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the college's Hitchin campus.

It is part of the entry to employment group Future Focus's course, as students have to undertake a fundraising activity as part of one of their modules.

Staff at college sites across North Herts have donated items for the sale, and there will also be a home baked stall and a raffle with prizes donated from local supermarkets.

All proceeds will be donated to the young persons' unit at Hertfordshire Cheshire Home, a residential care home for people with disabilities.

The home also needs volunteers, gardeners for example, to help out with the day-to-day running of the home.

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Its management would also be grateful for any donations or fundraising support they can get as they rely on voluntary income to keep things running.

It has been almost three years since residents of the home moved into their newly built premises in Lucas Lane, Hitchin.

And it has been two years since a Comet appeal to raise £30,000 allowed the home to buy a minibus which takes small groups of residents out to visit various venues.

Amanda Wade, a resident of the home, said: "It's great. We can go as a group to the Gordon Craig Theatre, and it saves a lot of trouble getting people out and about in groups."

The jumble sale at the college takes place between 10.30am to 4.30pm and is open to members of the public, as well as college staff and students.

If you would like to volunteer at the home, or want to speak to somebody about fundraising, contact Jenny Alder on 01462 452460.