Stevenage FC Foundation's summer National Citizen Service (NCS) programme is drawing to a close with local youngsters now raising money and awareness for local charities though a number of social action projects.
A total of 73 young participants have taken part in the four-week government funded programme which has included residential trips to an outward bounds centre in Swindon and the University of Bedfordshire, plus the creation and delivery of various social action projects.
The Foundation's NCS programme was even chosen for a surprise visit by YouTube personalities Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg as part of the launch of the NCS t-shirt competition, which you can see below.
Between them the youngsters on the Foundation's NCS programme, split into six teams, are carrying out a range of different projects and ideas, as described below.
These youngsters are holding a sponsored leg wax with all money raised going to Stevenage FC Foundation. They have also been creating a promotion video about the Foundation.
Participants in this group are holding a sponsored row at Fit4Less in Stevenage this Friday in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. Between them the youngsters will be rowing 103 miles in recognition of the statistic that 1 in 103 people are diagnosed with epilepsy.
These youngsters have been renovating the outside of the pavilion at the King George V playing fields in Stevenage. Working in conjunction with Child UK, this work has included painting the outside of the building, the drawing of a mural and working on the kitchen inside too.
Team Glorious Gladiators
This team are holding a quiz night at The Poachers in Bedwell on Thursday 18th August from 8.15pm to 11pm. It costs £3 per person to enter and all proceeds will go towards the Willow Foundation.
These participants are hosting a car wash on Thursday 18th August from 10am-3pm here at The Lamex Stadium. Each car wash costs £3.50 and all proceeds will go towards Herts Young Homeless.
Team Monkey Dragon
This team is hosting a summer fete at Shephalbury from 2pm-5pm on Friday 19th August to raise money for Garden House Hospice Care. Activities including a penalty shoot-out, face painting and many sports activities. Click here for more details.
The same group are doing a sponsored swim, treading water for 230 minutes at Stevenage swimming pool. This is in recognition of the 230,000 people nationwide that the Garden House Hospice work with.
Spring / Autumn NCS Programmes
Condensed versions of the NCS Summer Programme also take place in the Spring and Autumn. These comprise of a one week residential trip followed by several weekend / evening sessions based on planning and delivering a Social Action Project. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these programmes.