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NCS Team 6 donates tents, sleeping bags and food to HOPE

Hope Community Services would like to thank students from Team 6 Wave 2 NCS (National Citizens Service) in Bassetlaw for fundraising for them. This week the group have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities from a sponsored pyjama walk to supermarket bag packing in order to raise funds for homeless charity HOPE Community Services.

The team managed to raise an amazing £526 plus £126 in sponsors. The students used the money raised in order to purchase brand new sleeping bags and tents, as well as food items including; tinned meat, UHT milk, flour, bottled water, sugar etc…they also donated £165 to HOPE for its support services.

HOPE’s CEO Alan Diggles said “Its common nowadays to criticise young people and underestimate their community commitment.  How often do we hear negative views about how the young people of today do not have the “Dunkirk spirit” that was key to the nations success 70 years ago.  Well, after what I have seen over the last few weeks, those involved with the National Citizens Service have got that spirit in spades!

They have really thrown themselves into their group activity – deciding to help our clients, those who are sleeping rough on the streets of Worksop.

The fact that they chose such a task, when they knew would be extremely difficult to achieve, says much about their characters.  That they have succeeded so markedly is testament to their determination and sheer enthusiasm.  I do hope that they are widely recognised for their achievement – we certainly understand how tough its been to do, well done to the whole team.”

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