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Young People Raise Funds To Improve Care Home’s Garden

Published on: 4 Aug, 2021
Updated on: 4 Aug, 2021

Thirteen young people from around Surrey ran a cake sale in Guildford High Street on Wednesday (August 4) to raise funds for plants for the Pilgrims Wood residential and dementia care home garden in Sandy Lane, Artington.

Enthusiastic 16- and 17-year-olds raising money for charity as part of the National Citizen Service programme. Click on the image to enlarge in a new window.

The 16- and 17-year-olds olds were taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme designed to give young people new experiences and build confidence.

Izzy Jarman and Amy Stoneham from Reigate, said the two-week programme had started with a two-day team building session in Walton Firs, the adventure and activity centre in Cobham.

Izzy Jarman and Amy Stoneham from Reigate have led on planning for this NCS event.

The pair, who had taken the lead in planning for the group, jointly said it had given them a chance to help others and to get to know the people in the team, and making friends they will keep.

They added that they want to help people in the community, especially older people, who after the pandemic might feel forgotten.

Students from Guildford, from left: Sophie Miguda and Alastair Durrant from George Abbot School and Naomi Parke from Guildford County School were taking part in NCS programme.

Team leader Mitchell MacKenzie and NCS assistant wave manager Rhi Bailey said the young people had decided how they wanted to help their community and then organised it themselves. Rhi said: “It’s a good way for them to work towards independence

“With £500 raised so far, the group will work in the Pilgrim Wood garden on Thursday and Friday (August 5 and 6) with the plants bought from the money raised.”

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