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Foundation Friday: iWill Week

25 November 2016

Voluntary work of young people in focus

Club Doncaster Foundation were proud to support iWill week, run by the charity Step Up To Serve, this week. 

The iWill campaign highlighted the fantastic voluntary work done throughout the UK by 10-20 year olds that otherwise slip under the radar. 

To celebrate the week and exhibit Doncaster’s brilliance, a case study a day was showcased through videos and tweets showing how Club Doncaster Sports College students aided their community.

The social action work the young people did included renovations to several community centres as well as raising almost £600 for Disability Sport Yorkshire. 

Kevan Halliday-Brown, chief executive of Disability Sport Yorkshire, believes young volunteers taking part in social action has many benefits. 

He said: “Fundraising is at the absolute core of everything we do, without the work of Club Doncaster Foundation and others like it, our work shops just wouldn’t happen.

“Young people are so enthusiastic and willing; they have so much potential to help us raise not only money but profile too so it needs to be shouted about. “

Step Up To Serve aims to engage with 60 per cent of 10-20-year-olds by 2020 through the iWill pledges making it a national campaign to improve communities. 

Club Doncaster Foundation’s head of community John Davis has been proud to support the week. 

He said: “I am delighted to support this campaign as it gives us a great opportunity to showcase some of the inspirational social action work that is taking place across Doncaster.
“Since joining Club Doncaster Foundation I have been overwhelmed by the work that young people have carried out across our NCS programmes and this campaign gives them some well-deserved recognition.”

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