21 August 2020

Young people have volunteered over 600 hours for local causes in Worcestershire as part the NCS keep doing good initiative which aims to reach 1 million hours. As the traditional programme that was planned for this summer couldn’t go ahead, young people decided to pledge their time to support their local community.

Over 40 young people have taken part in a number of activities including improving the outdoor space at Crabbs Cross Methodists Church and Kemp Hospice They also played an integral part in putting together Happiness Hampers that were delivered to 350 families in Worcestershire.

Hannah Strong NCS Manager

“ We are immensely proud of the young people that took part in this years ‘Keep Doing Good’ programme, although it wasn’t the summer programme we expected the difference that these young people have made to over 10 worthwhile causes has been incredible and the charities that have been supported are very grateful to the young people that have got involved’

A reported conducted by Worcestershire Voices reports that 18% of charities completing report expect their income to be reduced by 50% yet 78% have seen demand if their services increase during the pandemic. As lockdown has begun to lift, the needs of the community involvement are greater than ever.

The NCS Autumn programme plans to take place during October half term, if you are aged 15-17 and would like to sign up or find out more information click here.