Young people raise more than £200 for young carers as part of National Citizen Service (NCS)

25 November 2016

Young people from East Hertfordshire raised more than £200 for young carers as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) with Youth Connexions Hertfordshire.

18 young people from Hertford, Ware, Much Hadham, and Buntingford, Bishops Stortford and Sawbridgeworth took part in the autumn programme, which began with a weekend residential stay at Kingswood Activity Centre in Kent. They took part in activities including climbing, archery and laser tag.

On their return to Hertfordshire for the next phase of the programme they learnt key skills including team working, CV writing, leadership and time management as well as first aid.

Using their newly acquired skills, the young people worked together to plan and implement projects to benefit their local communities.

The Hertford team organised an activity day for the residents at Bentley House residential home including running a beetle drive, playing cards and dominoes with the residents

Meanwhile the Bishops Stortford team raised in excess of £200 for the Young Carers charity by taking part in a sponsored swim in addition to creation of a short video to raise awareness of life as a young carer.

Samyee, who took part in the NCS programme said: “You get out your comfort zone and make friends. You gain new experiences and have fun”.

The next NCS programme with Youth Connexions will take place in summer 2017. Find out more.