Cross Roads children helping others

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the youngsters involved Some of the youngsters involved

A group of young churchgoers in Keighley are collecting clothing for people in Ghana.

Teenagers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cross Roads, Keighley, are heavily involved in a range of community activities.

The girls are collecting clothing for Ghanaians, particularly shirts and ties, while the boys are creating a film to show to the wider community.

They are aged from 14 to 18 and hail from across the Keighley area.

Annette Stewart, wife of the church’s leader in Keighley, Bishop James Stewart, said the young people had a very busy 2011 and planned more activities this year.

They regularly help look after older members of the church community by visiting them in their homes, giving them company and carrying out odd jobs.

The young people also befriended residents of Holmewood nursing home in Fell Lane and plan to return this year with younger church members.

Mrs Stewart said: "These programmes are called Duty to God for the boys and Personal Progress for the girls. The idea is to help them develop into happy, productive young adults."

The young people regularly meet on Tuesday evenings at their church, which is in Halifax Road, and would welcome newcomers.

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