A Croydon teen magazine has been selected as a Waitrose charity for June.

The new issue of Limelight contains interviews with the Mayor of London, boy band The Wanted and a feature on Croydon's award-winning youth-led campaign group Lives Not Knives.

It can be found at the Croydon Visitor Centre, selected schools, libraries and Croydon College, where the latest issue was produced.

Jamie D’Costa, Limelight’s 17-year-old editor, said: “The magazine is a really worthwhile community project that allows young people in Croydon an opportunity to develop business, team work and communication skills, while having fun.”

The Limelight team developed business skills by selling advertising space and raising funds for the magazine, after Croydon Council withdrew funding.

Advertisers include Croydon-based organisations such as PJ's Community Service, Whitgift School and Business and Education London South,(BELS), which helps 16 to 19-year-olds find work.

Adeline Iziren, from Rise which publishes the magazine, said: “The Limelight team applied to be one of the supermarkets charities at the end of February and heard from the company just weeks later. We are very grateful for this opportunity.

“If you're reading this and shop in Waitrose, then whenever you're there, please ask the cashier for some green coins and stick them in the Limelight box, so that the magazine team can win a sizeable donation from the supermarket.”

Rise is seeking additional funds to help Limelight survive. You can donate by sending a cheque to: Rise Youth Group Limited, 74-94 Cherry Orchard Road, East Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6BA or email: limelight@risemedia.org.uk.