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NCS Social Action Projects

2 September 2016

Students get their hands dirty in the local community in the name of charity.

NCS has had another successful summer with our social action projects.

This week we're focusing on group 6 from the 8th August start date. This group planned and executed a great social action project - completing a different activity each day to raise money and awareness for various charities and causes.

The programme, which involves 30 hours voluntary work in the community during the final week, started on the Monday with a day volunteering at Markham Grange Garden Centre where they did litter picking, sweeping and weeding. On the Tuesday; the group held a tombola stall at Cusworth Hall in order to raise money for the ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation. 

Wednesday saw the group raise awareness and money for the charity Safe@Last, by 'camping' out at the Lakeside Shopping Outlet during the day in sleeping bags. Finally, the group completed a 6 mile walk through the centre of Doncaster, again for Safe@Last.

The group presented a cheque worth £141.50 to the ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation on the Friday. 

NCS Co-ordinator Matt Umney said: “The team should be extremely proud of themselves. They planned and delivered a great social action project, raising a brilliant sum of money for a great cause.”

This is just one example of 32 social action projects that have been taken out over the summer with NCS.

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