A WHITWORTH teenager started a scouting challenge and managed to raise more than £1,100 for charity.

Charlie Hastewell, a student at Whitworth Community High School, is the first Scout at 40th Rochdale Syke Scout Group to reach his Chief Scout’s Gold Award since the troop reformed last year ­— the highest award a Scout can achieve.

His challenge started with selling a football card then creating wheelie bin stickers. Then he made a Remembrance cascading poppy display at Baked Cakes in Bacup.

Charlie said: “In Scouts we would normally parade for Remembrance, but we were not allowed to do that, so to raise money I made poppies to go into people’s windows.”

He also created the Whitworth Pumpkin hunt to get people out of their home and find pumpkin stickers on houses.

It raised £473.76 for Rochdale Moorland Children’s Home, the poppies raised £305 for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and also £300 for his Scout Troop and £60 for Cubs.