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Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation 'ambassadors' make debut at Whitgift Centre event

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FRIENDS of a schoolboy who died after taking ecstasy at an illegal rave have taken part in their first event as "youth ambassadors" for the charity set up in his name.

The group have volunteered to support the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness among young people of the dangers of substance misuse.

They were out in numbers at the Whitgift Centre on Saturday as part of Croydon Adult Learning and Training's (CALAT) annual Family Learning Festival.

The volunteers are all from Daniel's school, Archbishop Tenison's, or part of the same congregation at Emmanuel Church in South Croydon.

They worked tirelessly throughout the day and, by the afternoon, people were queuing to play the Xbox, have a henna tattoo, have their nails painted or make loom bands. The foundation estimates it made contact with several hundred people throughout the day.

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, Daniel's mother, said: "The ambassadors were incredible - we're so proud of them.

"They showed such commitment and dedication to the foundation and demonstrated a whole range of skills in engaging the children, young people and adults in various activities we were doing.

"This was their 'debut' but there are lots of things coming up we plan to get them involved in and they're really keen to help."

Daniel collapsed after taking MDMA at a rave held in a factory in Hayes, west London, on January 17 this year.

Nicqueel Pitrora , 18, was jailed for five years in August for supplying the drug which killed him. 

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation 'ambassadors' make debut at Whitgift Centre event


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