NCS: Continuing to change lives

An update from our NCS programme

The NCS partnership with Caldew School has provided a fantastic opportunity for Carlisle United Football Community Sports Trust. 

We have met some amazing young people who have provided energy, enthusiasm and creative ideas in order to make all of our programmes to date a huge success. 

A particular highlight for the Trust was having the opportunity to work with Eden Valley Hospice in transforming the entrance to the Jigsaw Hospice and improving the gardens on their site. 

Mr Steve Golding, the Volunteers Officer at EVA, frequently commented on the polite and caring approach of our young people and he felt that the students now understand what Eden Valley Hospice is all about. He was proud to have our involvement in a wide range of activities at the Hospice. 

Phase one of our summer programme has started with 30 students from Year 11 in attendance. In July the young people will take part in their away residential at Lockerbie Manor, where they will enjoy exciting activities such as canoeing, crate stacking, archery, shooting, blind trail, orienteering, abseiling, mountain biking, climbing wall, assault course and high ropes and low ropes. 

In the past all of the young people have given 100% and have been a real credit to themselves. The instructors at Lockerbie have been fantastic, as well as being extremely professional and very complimentary about the young people they have met from Caldew School. 

NCS Coordinator John Sander said: “Everyone involved in the NCS journey to date should be immensely proud of what they have achieved. 

“I am positive that the impact we have seen students make in the past will continue over the coming summer and into the next academic year."

For more information on our NCS programme contact John Sander on
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