Furness school leavers arrange social action projects to help charities

8 August 2017 4:31PM

SCHOOL leavers in Furness are organising a number of social action projects to help charities.

Young people who are completing the National Citizen Service through Inspira are arranging events to support charities and good causes in the community.

The coming of age programme sees the teenagers build a range of skills through their team building activities.

The groups spend the first week taking part in outward bound sessions in the Lakes. During week two they are based in halls at the University of Cumbria campus in Ambleside for life skills.

The third week is based at The Forum in Barrow. The groups work on social action projects, inspired by a range of organisations and charities from the the local community.

NCS Team Two are getting active for their social action programmes. On August 16 half of the group will take part in a sponsored bike ride from Barrow to Coniston, and back again. This event is in aid of Help for Heroes and starts at The Forum.

Then on August 19 the other half of Team Two will be doing a sponsored charity walk for St Mary's Hospice. The group will set off from Ford Park, Ulverston and walk to Barrow Town Hall.

Team Two are also in the process of arranging an awareness event for Mind and they are set to collaborate with another NCS team to run a tombola for the charity at the other team's upcoming event.

Corran Harker, 16, of Dalton, is a member of NCS Team Two. The teen, who completed his GCSEs at Dowdales this summer said: "It's been great. I've made such good friends through NCS. I'll be sad to finish the programme.

"Everything has been really good, but the highlight was the first week at the outward bound centre and meeting everyone."

Team Two are: Corran Harker, Thomas Moscrop, Lydia Allinson, Rebecca Vallis, Declan Freeman, Sadie O'Neill, Stephen Glasgow, Olivia Sayle and Liam Murphy. Their NCS leader is Liam Callaghan.

Team Two can be sponsored for their fundraising events are at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RideToConiston and www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Walk4StMarys

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