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NCS helping Hexthorpe

31 August 2015

Young people participating in National Citizen Service in Doncaster have again been making a real difference to the local community with some fantastic social action projects, this time in Hexthorpe.

NCS, which is organised and run by the Club Doncaster Foundation is a youth engagement programme available to all 15-17 year-olds in England during the school holidays.


Participants on the course take part in a series of adrenaline filled activities away on camp, before returning to Doncaster to carry out social action projects to help and improve the local area.


Throughout August, young people who have taken part in the summer edition of the programme to help revamp the crazy golf course in Hexthorpe Park.


With support from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and the Hexthorpe Matters group, a team of 15 young people aged 16 & 17, along with Club Doncaster Foundation NCS Team Leader Becki Ball cleared, cleaned and repainted the entire area to enable it to be used again by the local community.  


The young people also managed to convince Homebase and Johnstone’s to donate paint as a contribution to the project! The team committed a combined total of over 450 hours of voluntary work to complete the project.


Now up and running, you can visit the attraction in Hexthorpe Park.


You can see the golf course before and after in the pictures below:


Before:



After:



Speaking about the project, the Foundation's community manager Marie Hepburn said:  "This is a great example of young people committing their time for the benefit of bringing the community together.  


"It is now great to see so many families and children using the facility again and hearing their praise of the project.  


"The before and after images tell a story in itself, as does the feedback from the local community, it is again fantastic to see our NCS participants making such a difference to Doncaster."


NCS returns in October 2015 and you can be part of it! For more information and how to sign up please visit:www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk


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