Ceremony to end "fantastic" summer for Millers' youngsters

YOUNGSTERS who have done sterling work in the community and raised vital funds stepped into the spotlight at a special graduation ceremony.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust’s summer National Citizen Service ceremony saw 374 individuals recognised at Magna.

Participants were honoured for their hard work, dedication and overall achievements throughout the course of the summer programme.  

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NCS project manager Carole Foster acknowledged both the triumphs and the challenges faced in what has been a fantastic summer for RUCST and NCS. 

A total of 19 local charities had been supported on the programme and more than £11,000 raised, in addition to over £2,500 for the Safe@Last charity — all in just six weeks.

Special guests were the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, and her consort, Pat. Also in attendance was David McWilliam, head of Children’s and Young People’s Services at Rotherham Borough Council, and members of South Yorkshire Police and the Football League Trust.

The highlight of the presentation was a performance from Team “Welly Wangers” who have composed and recorded their own single with the support of the Music Factory and Jaye Mya. 

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The group have also recorded a video to the song with assistance from the acclaimed production team at Oliver Brian productions.

The song and video will be launched later in the year on iTunes with all proceeds going to Safe@Last.

Representatives from the organisations and charities that the young people had chosen to support for their Social Action Projects were also in attendance. 

Tony Buck, from the Football League Trust, congratulated RUCST on being the best performing LDP in the Yorkshire and Humberside region with a staggering 111 per cent turn-up against sign-up rate. 

For details of uncoming NCS programmes contact Ruth Dobson, NCS Project Officer, on 07867 389990 or [email protected].