NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE encourages young people to get involved in their local communities by supporting them to create their own local action projects.
The achievements of four groups of young people from Bridlington, Beverley, Haltemprice and Holderness who took part in the scheme this summer were celebrated at an event at Willerby Manor Hotel recently.
At the event, the young people received certificates signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron, and from the chairman of the East Riding Council, Councillor Chad Chadwick.
The event celebrated all their activities over the summer, including a speed awareness campaign in Bridlington, gardening and litter-picking in Holderness and hosting a community fun day at Haltemprice Leisure Centre. The Beverley group ran an activity day for people from Millers Day Centre and also supported a local nursery, through fundraising and improving their outdoor space.
In total, the four groups raised more than £2,200 for their chosen charities over the summer as well as working towards a community volunteering qualification.
Katherine Stoney, volunteering officer with the youth support service, said: “The graduation event was a lovely chance for the families of the young people and representatives from community organisations to hear directly from the young people about how much they had enjoyed their summer, including the two residential stays.”
The youth support service is running a shortened version of the National Citizen Service, with a four-night outdoor pursuit residential over October half-term followed by 36 hours of social action.
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