Thousands of young people across EFL communities gave up their time to make a positive impact in their area last weekend. Tackling issues such as homelessness, loneliness, the environment, cultural divides and mental health, teens took action as part of NCS Action Day, a national movement organised by National Citizen Service (NCS). Fleetwood Town Community Trust engages with hudreds of young people aged 16 and 17, delivering NCS, a programme funded by the Government.
NCS Action Day is an annual event which aims to showcase the true power of young people as NCS graduates use their skills and experience they gained on the programme to continue to make positive changes in their local area. Despite the challenging times and restrictions, EFL Trust club community organisations (CCOs) and other youth organisations worked closely with young people from NCS to carry out innovative projects.
This year, the Fleetwood Town NCS Change Makers planned a Social Action Event aimed to support the local environment and coastline in Fleetwood. The event was supported by Wyre Council and Lancashire Wild life Trust, both parties highlighting the impact of litter across the coast.
NCS Change Maker and Blackpool Sixth Form Student council chairperson, Tilly Tracey, explained, “Since completing last summer’s NCS Keep Doing Good programme, we have met each month to discuss how we can support our local community. COVID restrictions easing have meant that more people have used the outdoor areas and especially the beaches, with many people leaving litter and rubbish lying around. We wanted to do something to help that and make our beaches cleaner.”
NCS Programme Manager, John Hartley added, “The group of NCS Change Makers are a credit to their local community. They regularly take time out of their busy schedules at college and part time employment to support local charities and organisations in raising awareness or valuable funds in key area around the environment, mental health and knife crime awareness to name just a few.”
For more information, please contact John Hartley, on 01253 208442 or email John.Hartley@FleetwoodTownFc.com