In June, 2 teams of Young People from Chaucer School embarked on their NCS adventure with Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme. With the support of NCS Staff, our young people were able to increase their confidence and improve their leadership skills. These skills allowed them to successfully rally their peers in supporting them through penalty shootout tournaments, where they raised funds so they could build care packages to send directly to those they felt deserved them most.
Heart-warmingly, the young people made the decision to nominate PACT Sheffield, a local charity that supports families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia. 100% of funds raised from their activities was spent on creating hand made packages full of essentials that will make their way around the hospital, advised by Sarah at PACT directly, all including handwritten notes from the students to those who received them.
Sarah from PACT commented: “The care packages will make a huge difference to our families. Often our families are in hospital for a long period of time, something so simple as these packages will make their journey a little nicer.”
Dylan, a young person who took the lead on the social action, has said: “NCS has really helped me build my confidence and allowed me to take part in activities I find motivating ang engaging. Being able to help PACT has given me the motivation to continue helping communities and charities in the future.”
As a part of NCS, young people have undertaken a total of over 14.5 million hours of action that help their communities and gained priceless life experiences in doing so.
Please email [email protected] or call 0114 324 0737 for more information about our NCS programme!