It’s amazing what can be achieved in a week and NCS Team 6 Newmarket are a perfect example of that.
The NCS summer program in Suffolk is a 4 week program for 15-17 year olds that as part of it requires them to design and deliver a social action project in their local community. They can fundraise as part of their project but the emphasis is very much on it being one of sustainability. The project has to be something which makes a tangible and lasting difference.
For the NCS Team 6 Newmarket team they very kindly opted to fundraise and complete a project for Little Miracles Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket, which they did in some style. We presently have an active project that is centred around role play and imagination and the team thought this was a really great match for their efforts. The project they created focused around the provision of a decorated role play box that would house dress up costumes for the children that we support to use within our sessions.
To achieve their funding the young team completed a sponsored walk between Newmarket and Soham as well as a provided a days car washing at Tesco Newmarket, who we owe a big thank you to also for supporting them in this way to help them achieve their goal. The outcome of their efforts was an amazing £795.00 raised in just a few days which is truly remarkable. They not only provided us with their goal of the role play box, complete with over 20 costumes, accessories and face paints but also a further £500.00 towards our Sensory Garden Project.
Justin Heron, Operations Manager for LMCEN said; “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the NCS team this week and it’s been amazing to see how quick they have made an idea become a reality. Throughout the course of the project there has been fantastic communication and the dedication they have put in has been clear to see. They whole team are an absolute credit to the community and we are delighted to have been supported in this way by them, providing a solution to us that is going to give hours of enjoyment to hundreds of children and allow them to make the most of their imagination, improving social skills in the process.”
Abi Hooper, Team Leader for NCS Team 6 said; “The team designed and delivered this project by themselves, identifying Little Miracles as a cause they were passionate about. It’s great to see them make a real difference to others. They have done themselves and their local community proud!”
The NCS Team 6 Newmarket team that completed the project with team leader Abi Hooper were as follows:
Chloe Ellis, Weronika Krysta, Stephanie Cundall, Augusta Jedrzejowska, Bradley Clements, Jason Parish, Daniel Gee, Chloe Arkesden, Ellie Rolfe, Eden Arkesden, Summer Botterill, Alice Bell, Ellie Temple and Ryan Osborne.