A huge part of our NCS programme is getting our young people involved in Social Action and Community Projects and we are delighted to say that our Spring Cohort excelled themselves when they got together to raise £572 for local charity Carlisle Key.
Carlisle Key does a lot of work with young adults and teenagers who are either homeless or going through tough periods and it has become an organisation which is now close to the hearts of our NCS attendees.
Clare Brockie, Project Manager at Carlisle Key, said: “A donation of a sum of money this size from a group of just 15 students is amazing. We can’t thank them enough for their efforts.
“It makes such a huge difference when we get support like this and we are all extremely grateful for what they have done for the charity."
NCS Coordinator John Sander said: “This group have been a shining example of the community spirit which is now linked with Carlisle United Football Club and our NCS programme.
“It’s worth mentioning that one of the students [Paul Roberts, pictured on the climbing wall] raised £105 by himself when he had his legs waxed. It was a great effort from all of them and it was nice to be able to hand the cheque over to Clare at the graduation ceremony last month.”