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Teenagers show they care

PUBLISHED: 19:16 16 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

HIP, hip, hurrah for Sproughton's teenagers!

The village children showed their generosity by donating small change to needy youngsters.

Pupils dropping in to Sproughton Post office to buy sweets after school decided to put their spare coppers in a collection tin bound for the Ipswich Children's Hospice.

HIP, hip, hurrah for Sproughton's teenagers!

The village children showed their generosity by donating small change to needy youngsters.

Pupils dropping in to Sproughton Post office to buy sweets after school decided to put their spare coppers in a collection tin bound for the Ipswich Children's Hospice.

A spare collection box left over from the Evening Star's Hospice 2000 appeal was found in the post office and the children have been adding to the box over the year.

Postmistress of four years, Alison Pulham, praised the youngsters and said:

"You hear bad things about teenagers but they are a lovely bunch in the village.

"The children come in here when they get off the bus from Claydon School.

"It was all their idea. We sell penny sweets here but they always wanted to put their change in the box.

"Every time they bought something here they always add something to the tin, which is now full.

"They had a choice which collection tin put it in, but they always chose that one, probably because they had an empathy with it.

"They are a good lot. People do moan about teenagers, but they are not all bad."


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