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NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE
National Citizen Service (NCS) in Cambridgeshire
The NCS programme offered by Inspire Guide Change offers the best community engagement out of all of our programmes with links to 20 charities and local organisations and have achieved Outstanding grades on a number of observations. These community links lead to great opportunities for innovative and exciting Social Action Projects designed and delivered by the students.
Inspire Guide Change supports the NCS by providing this once-in-a-lifetime and volunteering opportunities that helps young people build skills for work and life. While taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
A Few Words From Participants
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help raising awareness about our service to potential customers!! Thank you to the guys raising money for us by doing a sponsored walk too, I hope you didn’t ache to much the next day!! I hope you enjoyed the chocolate cakes I sent for you; sorry I couldn’t come and see you all on that day.
As a charity we rely on dedicated volunteers like yourselves to run the service we offer and build greater awareness, thank you for all the effort and thought you all put into the project, most if not all of you had not heard of us and I was touched by the amount of hard work and thought you put into the project!!
I'd like to say a big thank to everyone who participated and organised this year's charity based camp.
My daughter did not want to do it at first and after long talks, she agreed to try. She stayed for the who!e three and half weeks and never regretted any minute of it. It was challenging, entertaining, funny, scary sometimes, rewarding, and so many more I could add.
So thank you to ALL of you who did make it possible. And all the best to the charity they supported.
I am pleased to get in touch as Chief Executive of Cam Sight, a local Cambridgeshire visual impairment charity. Following involvement by visually impaired young people in NCS, we were delighted to receive a donation from your Summer Programme, sent to us by Jamie Roberts for the sum of £492.55 towards the work of Cam Sight with local blind and partially sighted people. I would appreciate it if you could pass on our grateful thanks to all who gave so generously to Cam Sight and to say how much we appreciate their amazing support. With all our thanks and best wishes,
NCS was one of the best experiences I've had. As soon as I arrived all the leaders were welcoming! During the first week at kingswood my group and my leaders were all encouraging, which helped most of us overcome our fears. During our 2nd and 3rd weeks at CRC we had many work shops from managing money,drugs and awareness to charities over Cambridge. During these weeks each group had to pick a charity to raise money and awareness for. My group decided on emmaus a charity to help the homeless. To raise money we decided to sleep homeless for 24 hours and I can say it was an experience I will never forget.
Overall my experience on ncs is one I will never forget and I would recommend NCS to anyone.
I decided to apply for CRC as the college seem a welcoming college to study my course and I feel I will achieve the best outcome. I also felt comfortable around CRC due to NCS.
NCS – he really enjoyed it (being a 16 year old teenage boy he even cracked a smile haa!!) He seems to have grown up so much over the summer already, one of the lecturers/assessors on the NCS programme has inspired him to completely change his eating habits, exercise etc so we are so impressed already!! So nice to hear him talk about something that he is enjoying.
As a small charity we rely on the dedicated team of volunteers to enable us to help individuals and families struggling on a low income. It is important to the charity that we do as much publicity as possible on a regular basis so we can reach more people needing our service . The National Citzenship Project has helped us a lot this year by the young people leafleting for us and promoting our charity, this will enable more people who are struggling financially to become aware and use our service.
Just wanted to say thank you to you and Lucy so much for the past few months, it's honestly been the best experience of my life and i'll never forget it. You've both helped me gain confidence and self esteem and made me realise what matters in life and if it wasn't for NCS I wouldn't be the person I aspire to be. If you need any help or anything just give me a shout
Thank you for the fabulous two days with the volunteers! The group headed by Andy was fabulous. We would like to thank them for the big help in painting a silhouette of a tree on the wall of our Dementia Residential house. The Thursday group have used their sports skills in an activity which was well received by our residents, especially the gentlemen!They were also engaged in arts and crafts and group discussion. I wish they all enjoyed their time with us!
You are always welcome to send your group to experience working for people with dementia, share their prescious time in upholding the wellbeing of our residents and thus making a difference in their life!
Thank you very much, we are most grateful!