Young Mablethorpe campaigner in Christmas food drive

Jamie Carter.
Jamie Carter.

A YOUNG Mablethorpe activist has proven a real community success after volunteering to collect food for the underprivileged this winter.

Jamie Carter, 22, recently became a team leader for Team V, a charity which encourages young people to do their bit for their society.

As one of 49 leaders across the country, he is tasked with forming a band of helpers to assist him in a food drive.

The project starts with him creating food hubs, receiving items which will form emergency food parcels to be given out by charities.

Jamie discovered the project after Town Centre Manager Karen Froggatt suggested he apply. He then went through a rigorous residential training course before being selected.

Jamie works as a technician assistant at Tennyson High School where he was a pupil. He actively partakes in community schemes, setting up a chess club at the Meridale after his lunch time club at the school began to outstrip demand.

Jamie explained: “I want to help out our community as I believe that it is about time the younger generation has their say on how it is being run.

“I would like to try to change the opinion that young people don’t do their bit.”

Karen Froggatt added: “It has been an absolute pleasure for me to meet Jamie and be able to offer him some assistance.

“It’s great to see his enthusiasm and I am sure that he will do an absolutely fantastic job.”

Food parcels can be left at Sutton’s Meridale Centre and Mablethorpe Boatshed.

Jamie is looking for local volunteers and charities willing to distribute his food collections.

He can be contacted on 07582 517802.