A Scout group has raised £443.96 for a local mental health charity as part of “A Million Hands” project.

Members of the 12th Northolt Cubs, aged between eight and ten-years-old, decided to raise money and awareness for mental health and resilience in January this year.

The 'A Million Hands' project helped teach the children about issues in their community, that they could help tackle. These issues included dealing with dementia, disability, mental well-being and resilience and clean water and sanitation.

Having decided to focus on mental health and resilience, the Scouts raised the money for mind in Harrow, through organising a valentines’ meal, a sponsored 'throw cream pies at Akela' evening and members took on individual fund raising as well.

President of the 12th Northolt Scout Group, Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, said: “I’m so proud of the 12th Northolt Cubs – they’ve done fantastically, raising funds for an amazing charity, whilst learning about having good mental health, an issue that many people struggle quietly with.”

Marilyn Norman from Mind in Harrow said it was an “incredible insight” for children aged eight to ten to support the mental health charity.