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Mental health campaign takes on empty shop in St George’s Shopping Centre

Posted on - 29th August, 2018 - 5:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The shop turned into a campaign HQ for a day
The shop turned into a campaign HQ for a day

A group of teenagers from Preston have taken over an empty shop in Preston city centre.

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The unit opposite HMV in St George’s Shopping Centre has become a pop-up mental health in children awareness shop.

Eight 16-year-olds used the space to gain signatures for their petition encouraging schools in Preston to run parents evenings informing parents of the signs to look out for and how they and their children can get help.

One of the team in the campaign shop
One of the team in the campaign shop

Part of the National Citizen Service, the voluntary development programme for teenagers in England, Hattie Smith and friends decked out the shop.

Read more: St George’s Shopping Centre revamp gets the go ahead

She was joined by friends Eleanor, Melissa, Imogen, Katy, Dominic, Adam and Harry.

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