SOMETHING very special is happening across our region this summer, as waves of young people gather together to make a real difference to their community.

Argyle Community Trust is proud to be a lead deliverer of the National Citizen Service (NCS), providing youngsters of school-leaving age with a host of valuable life experiences and opportunities to grow their horizons.

A core principal of NCS is giving back to the local community and our groups have gone beyond the norm this year with social action projects that are making a genuine impact on local lives.

The youngsters have worked on removing graffiti from subway areas, keep fit days for the elderly, family fun days for wounded servicemen, sensory garden creations and a care home refurbishment.

Wave 5 of NCS raised £1,350 for a variety of causes, including a sensory garden, homeless hostel support, the happy hospital fundraising and awareness campaign, and the planning and promotion of activities for people living with dementia.

Wave 6 of NCS worked alongside the Plymouth  Youth Service, City Council and the Women in Football charity to provide family-fit days, activity workshops for people with special educational needs (SEN), cleaning local parks and raising awareness of female discrimination in sport.

Team ‘Slates’ worked in partnership with Derriford Hospitals ‘Happy Hospital Fund’ and raised awareness of the charity through promotion events in local parks. In addition, the team completed ward visits to deliver engaging games and activities for young people who are living on the ward. In addition, the group raised over £1,000 through bag packs, bake sales, raffles and a quiz evening, again raising awareness of the cause.

To find out more about NCS and further opportunities for a wave in October, please contact Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan on or call 01752 562561 ext.4

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