Local youngsters who have signed up to the National Citizen Service (NCS) held a Family Fun day on Monday the 31 July as part of their efforts to raise funds for the group. They have also taken part in a fun run, cycle ride and other fund raising events.
At our August meeting Lucy Tyror-Taylor, Erin Squibb and Tina Taylor presented the Group with a cheque for £1050.00 which was gratefully accepted by Mike Coombs, Group Chair. They wished the money to be used to help local young people with diabetes and to this end the Committee are talking to the Paediatric Diabetes Unit at Gloucester Royal to identify any youngsters that can be helped.
NCS is a Government funded scheme for 16 and 17 year olds to take part in social action projects and build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
It runs in the spring, summer and autumn and involves youngsters having a short time away from home and taking part in a team project that will help their communities.
NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.
Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their communities.
To find out more go to: National Citizens Service