YOUNG Paddock people have raised £2,600 to help the poverty-stricken in parts of Africa.
Members of the youth group at the Community Church raised the money by collecting donations and holding a variety of fundraising events.
The money has been given to the Rainbow Africa Trust, which provides aid, work and education to people in Zambia.
The youth group members were inspired to raise funds for the trust after their leader, Gina Wescott, visited the charity's clinic at Livingstone in Zambia during February.
Gina, who works in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's pathology department, visited outlying villages with a mobile clinic.
She also met elderly people left to care for their grandchildren, who have been orphaned by Aids.
She said: "When I told the group where I was going and what life was like in Zambia they were really keen to get involved."
Some of the money raised by the Community Church youth group has been used to buy three laptop computers for the clinic.
The rest of the money has been put towards a maternity unit and a care centre for Aids orphans.