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NCS Youngsters Raise Over £1,000 For Heartbeat Charity

29 August 2017

Preston North End’s latest wave of National Citizen Service participants led by example, raising a huge £1,098 for local charity Heartbeat!

Every Summer, Spring and Autumn period sees the Community and Education Trust deliver the NCS Programme, a Government backed initiative for 15-17-year-olds which encourages independence, instils confidence whilst teaches them valuable life skills ready for the real world over a four week period.

The participants took on various challenges in week one at Dearne Valley Residential Park, learned to live independently at University of Cumbria hall of residents for week two, whilst week three saw them plan a social action project before delivering it in week four.

After researching and pin pointing the needs of their local community, the group hosted a sponsored bag pack and bucket collection at Sainsburys, Deepdale for their social action project, and also had various stalls at Deepdale Retail Park.

The group were both innovative and creative in their approach; creating banners, leaflets and promotional material to spread the word pre-event - they also created and funded their very own Snapchat filter during the event to stimulate interest whilst their project was taking place.

Commenting on the groups fundraising efforts, which saw over £1,000 raised for charity, NCS Programme Leader Jack Mullineux said: “The project was a huge success due to the group’s hard work and commitment.

“Some members of the group led by example and enjoyed the opportunity to give something back to their local community. The group planned and delivered the project from start to finish and the money raised is going to a worthy cause.”

Preston North End deliver the NCS Programme throughout the year. If you’re aged 15 to 17-years and interested in the programme, contact the NCS department at Preston North End now! Call 01772 693309 or email

Alternatively, click the link here and fill in the form to register an interest.

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