Fundraisers from America visited Wolverhampton after raising over $3,500 for The Way Youth Zone. Layne Faire and Sheena Peel from the group 1D Fans Give popped by to see how the money raised by Liam Payne fans would be spent.
111 people from across the world donated to The Way after Liam Payne, local lad and global superstar, visited the Youth Zone for its topping out ceremony last year.
Layne Faire, representative of 1D Fans Give charity team for Liam, said:
“It was wonderful to visit The Way and see how the 1D fandom have helped support the charity. It’s an incredible place for young people and we’re delighted to announce we’ll be supporting them again next year.”
Cheryl Garvey, CEO of The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone said:
“We want to thank the whole team at 1D Fans Give and everyone who donated to The Way so much for raising money. You’re really helping young people from Wolverhampton. “
You can still donate to their Just Giving page by going to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liampayne23
1D Fans Give is a group of One Direction fans who joined together to raise money for various causes. Started in 2013, 1D Fans Give has raised almost $200,000 for charities such as Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Believe in Magic, The British Asian Trust, London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, The Katie Piper Foundation, Women’s Aid, Eden Dora Trust, It Gets Better, One in a Million, LCFC Foxes Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland.
The Way Youth Zone on School Street in Wolverhampton is somewhere to go, something to do and someone for young people to talk to. The Way is open 7 days a week for young people aged between 8-19 years old or up to 25 with a disability.