TEENAGERS enjoying a sensational summer with Argyle Community Trust on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme have conjured up some wonderful ideas to raise money and awareness for important issues in our community.

One upcoming social action project is called Gold Dusters. The aim of the project is to fundraise for the Gold Dust Appeal, a local charity whose goal is to provide a more welcoming and friendly environment for children on hospital wards. By fundraising for this charity, Gold Dusters hope to support them in creating comfort for children and their families, who may be facing difficult times. Plymouth Argyle have played a role in the project, giving the team contacts of football and rugby players and local businesses who have shown an interest in the fundraising days coming soon.

On the 9th and 10th of August, Gold Dusters will be holding a bake sale event outside of the Co-Operative store in Efford, Plymouth. For anyone who wishes to buy a square on a prize board, there will be a chance to win many exciting prizes, for example tickets to Plymouth Karting, and a free car MOT voucher from local garage, Chris Hamley’s. Local businesses including Moorland Hotel and Love Keep Create will also be showing their support by donating prizes to win. Additional to this, Plymouth Albion player Dan Pullinger will be making an appearance.

The idea of these fundraising days will be to raise money for the worthwhile cause of the Gold Dust Appeal, giving the children and families using Derriford Hospital a brighter, more hopeful future. For the teenagers who have invested a great deal of thought into the project, an exciting, opportunity-filled future also awaits.

This social action project was created by: Anya Anstey, Arlo Bridgeland, Olivia Burgess, Emily Caldwell, Amelia Ellis, Thomas Gilliam, Jerry Hancock, Noula Hart, Lydia Marks, Zane Ridge, Lauren West, and Amy Willcocks.

Great work guys.

The NCS, (National Citizens Service), programme is a government-backed scheme that aims to develop important life skills in young people aged 15-17 years old. At the end of the programme which involves the teenagers taking part in physical activities such as kayaking and raft-building to build communication and teamwork skills, a social action project is the result. The sole purpose of the social action project is to give back to the community in return for the valuable skills that have been learned as a result of government funding.

Plymouth Argyle are partners with NCS. This allows teenagers around the south west area the chance to better their lives by giving them the chance to demonstrate their leadership and initiative skills. The social action phase of NCS is where young people are given the task of creating a project that will benefit the community, and in doing this, they are able to create important contacts in the area that may open up their future career options.  

To find out more, please contact our Social Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan on dwain.morgan@pafc.co.uk

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