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Two teenagers are hoping to raise a much money as possible at a family fun day they have organised.

Jack Ingram and Sian Lawson, both 17 and from Acton, have organised the charity community fair on the village green in Long Melford.

The pair are raising funds for St Nicholas and St Elizabeth hospices after personal experiences with the charities.

Both had grandparents who were supported by the hospices and the pair had promised to raise funds for the charities.

Despite their youth, the pair have experience in running community events and are making sure they have something for everyone on the day.

This includes infrared laser tag and a 15 foot ‘megaslide’, rodeo bulls and trampolines.

Those looking for a more peaceful afternoon can enjoy the many trade and craft stalls, car boot sale or catering stands including a beer tent.

There are also fairground rides, face painting, donkey rides and games for smaller children.

“We have put lots of planning into it,” said Jack. “We have got more than 500 people interested on Facebook.”

The pair have tried to keep to local companies as much as possible and only selected what they felt were fairly priced rides and activities.

There will also be entertainment from local groups in the arena, where they can showcase their chosen activity.

The last time the pair worked together they raised £700 at an event in Acton, but they are hoping for at least £1,000 this time.

As well as supporting local charities it is also an important step in their future careers, both wanting to pursue jobs in events management.

The fete takes place on Saturday, July 30, from 10am-4pm at Long Melford village green.

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