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2012-08-18T14:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T02:01:11

Hammers host Newham youngsters

West Ham United's Community Sports Trust recently welcomed a group of young Newham people bidding to hold a community event and raise money for the Richard House Hospice.

The 16-year-olds were taking part in a task set by The Challenge Network in which they must design and deliver a project that will make a difference to their neighbourhood.

Their plan is to organise a street party and they wanted some advice from the Trust on how to run and promote the event before pitching the idea to a Dragons Den-style panel of community leaders.

The Challenge Network's mission is to connect and inspire young people to strengthen their communities, learning key skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication along the way.

More than 10,000 people across the UK are currently taking part in the programme, which was praised by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson when it began in 2009.

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