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26th Sep 2014

This summer, 97 young people from Oxfordshire have been taking part in the National Citizen Service Programme (NCS) run by Adviza and two other providers. The 15-17 year olds spent their summer holidays helping out their community and were honoured for their achievements in a graduation ceremony at Oxford Town Hall on 15th September.

The NCS programme is a four week programme that enables young people to develop new skills to support future education and employment opportunities, grow in confidence, meet new people and make a difference within their local community.

Those taking part this summer did a fantastic job and through a range of fundraising activities including car washes, cake sales, fun days, a 24 hour sleep out and quiz nights raised over £4,500 to support local charities. Other activities included volunteering at local residential centres throughout Oxfordshire, gardening, weeding and litter picking all of which have made a big impact on the community.

As well as benefitting their community the young people got a lot out of the programme. One young participant Lucy Joyce commented: “I had an amazing time; I learnt so much and really enjoyed the fundraising activities”.

For information on the next National Citizen Service Programme please contact:  Sue Cross, suecross@connexionsbucks.org.uk.

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