NCS Action Day in Leicester!

20160305_130956So today was an exciting day where NCS (National Citizen Service) graduates across the whole of England reunited in their individual cities to continue our journey of social action, and contributing to our community as young people through charity work projects. Leicestershire, with around 45 young people who volunteered, chose to work with Action Homeless, a charity that supports the homeless and vulnerably housed people across the city and county. We took part in the Rucksack challenge where we filled rucksacks with essentials such as warm clothing items, non perishable foods like tins and biscuits, and lots of toiletries. We begun our appeal to the Leicester public since our last youth board meeting through social media, posters in schools and colleges, and word of mouth through family and friends, and a radio appeal this morning. (You can still drop off donations at 30 Frog Island or call 0116 240 7000). Though the donations we received merely amongst ourselves was AMAZING with the potential of hundreds of bags/rucksacks to be filled. We filled around 50 yet ran out of bags but still had loads left over to donate! It was a day well spent and really showed our potential as young people to continue aiding and volunteering to help the community. You can take part in NCS and be open to amazing things like this – check out http://www.ncsem1.org.uk/ if you’re from Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland, and http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ for the rest of the country 😀

Check out our local news article on it: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Teenagers-spent-day-helping-homeless/story-28883624-detail/story.html#1

Bushra x

Check out more of what we did on Twitter @BushraSpeaks 🙂 Let me know what you got up to if you took part in your city x

 

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