Youth projects raise £16,000 for Rotherham good causes

By Michael Upton | 28/09/2017

Youth projects raise £16,000 for Rotherham good causes

BIG-HEARTED young people raised £16,000 for good causes during their summer holidays.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust oversaw several teams of 15- to 17-year-olds taking part in the National Citizen Service scheme, which involves a trip away from home and a community project. 

A total of 546 young people from Rotherham and the surrounding area took part in the four-week programme and brought in much-needed cash for charities including Rotherham Rise, SAFE@LAST and Rotherham Sight and Sound.

NCS recruitment officer Levi Ashton said: “It’s always amazing to see the great ideas and hard work these young people put into their NCS social action. 

“We saw some truly inspiring projects this year and you could see the bond that the group had from the experience of their first two weeks.”

Youth homeless charity SAFE@LAST were one of the recipients of the hard work of NCS participants and received £1,197.94 from fundraisers such as sponsored walks, bake sales and even sitting out in the streets as those young homeless people would, locking away their luxury items to show their commitment! 

Jay Yerrell, fundraising coordinator for the SAFE@LAST said: “It’s always a delight working with the young people of Rotherham — for me, they dispel the negative myths of young people portrayed by the media and show such passion in making a change.”

Places are still available on the RUCST autumn programme which starts on October 30.
Call 01709 827767 or email lashton@rotherhamunited.net for more information on how to sign up.
 


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