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22nd Oct 2012

When young people participating in the Witney National Citizen Service heard that North Leigh Football Club had been broken into and vandalised they decided they wanted to do something to help them.
They raised £200 by holding a curry night at Cogges Farm Centre, along with several other fund raising activities.  

The National Citizen Service is a new national volunteering programme aimed at 16 year olds who have just left school.   It aims to help the young people develop the skills and the attitudes they need to become more engaged in their communities becoming active and responsible citizens.

Shannon Baker (16) one of the young people from the National Citizen Service team said ‘We raised money for North Leigh FC as they were vandalised so they can get things cleaned up. We raised 200 pounds to put towards the restoration’.  Olivia Thomson (also 16) another member of the team said, ‘The National Citizen Service Witney team decided that for a part of our social action, to host a dinner event to raise funds for the football clubs refurbishment and we decided upon a curry night.    To raise additional funds we also had a quiz and a raffle, with prizes donated from local establishments‘.

A cheque was presented to North Leigh FC before their home game on 20th October at 2.30pm by Adviza’s Chief Executive, Katharine Horler and young people from the Witney National Citizen Service.


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