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Foundation Friday: NCS a roaring success

10 April 2015

Youngsters across Doncaster gain life skills courtesy of Club Doncaster Foundation.

Over the Easter holidays 60 young people aged 16-18 from throughout the region have been taking part in a series of fun filled activities and helping the local community of Doncaster through National Citizen Service organised through the Club Doncaster Foundation.

NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity allowing young people to build key skills for life, take part in thrilling events and helping the community of Doncaster.

On Sunday 29th March 2015, participants met for the first time before heading north to the Lake District to Hawkshead YHA to take part in a series of activities and challenges.
 
Adrenaline activities at Hawkhead included canoeing, scrambling and mountain walking, giving the participants the opportunity to do things they never thought they could do.

Following their time in the Lake District, the young people returned to the Keepmoat Stadium to complete skill building days, first aid courses and sports leaders awards.




The group then had to come up with social action plans to help the local community around the local region.  Over the past four days these have been carried out.  Over 1,000 voluntary hours have been completed by the group with projects at Doncaster Deaf Trust,  Bawtry Mayflower Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Armthorpe War memorial and Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.

Participants who took part in NCS will now graduate from the programme on Friday 24th April where they will receive a certificate which is signed by David Cameron.

The Foundation's NCS Project Officer, Jan Budtz said: "NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for young people throughout Doncaster where they make friends for life, take part in some amazing activities and conquer their fears.

"Completing the NCS programme looks great on people's CV, not only do they have a great time, but participants also make a real change to the hearts of communities through social action projects, it really is a fantastic experience and one I wish was available when I was younger."

NCS will once again be available for the young people of Doncaster to take part in!  

To apply for our summer programme please visit drfc-community.co.uk/ncs-programme for more info.




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