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Young Citizens' boost for Beechwood

posted 2 Oct 2015, 02:03 by Beechwood Huddersfield
 National Citizens Service
Two group of young people from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have been working wonders at Beechwood. 

Over recent weeks they've been getting to know the residents and staff and have participated in group activities at Beechwood. This helped in the process of generating ideas for raising funds for us, which they they had to present to a group of 'dragons' from the NSC.

This resulted in a fund-raising wheelchair race and other activities. The money raised was  matched by Barclay's Bank brought.

In late September Gemma McCorkindale, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Beechwood, attended the NCS graduation event where the young people presented Beechwood with a cheque for an amazing £2,562.

"It's been fantastic to work with the young people NCS and watch their confidence grow", said Gemma, "they've also brought a real injection of youthful energy to Beechwood. We're very proud of them."

All the money raised will going towards completing the garden project and running garden based activities over the coming 12 months.

About the National Citizen's Service

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 16-17 year olds. 

It takes place during school holidays, for two to three weeks and helps young people develop their character and gain key skills needed for employment like resilience, confidence and leadership. 

Not only that, but NCS looks great on CVs and is now recognised by UCAS.