Did you see NCS teens in town?

A group of teenagers have been working hard in Northumberland communities in aid of two good causes.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 12:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th August 2019, 4:53 pm
The NCS team show the amount of litter they collected during their morning session in Morpeth.

A total of 14 students from the Morpeth, Alnwick, Cramlington and Hexham areas had a busy week as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS) 30 hours of social action.

Aged between 15 and 17, they were raising funds for Colostomy UK and the RNLI lifeboat charity.

In Morpeth, they did some litter-picking, working with Dai Richards of the Morpeth Litter Blitz group.

They also sold cakes and coffee at Morpeth Market to raise money for Colostomy UK and the RNLI lifeboat charity.

The Stobhill area, around the railway station and by the A192 were covered in the morning and parts of the town centre were cleared in the afternoon.

Members also participated in a fence-painting community project at Stobhill Link Community Garden and sold cakes that they made at Morpeth Market, which brought in £206.82.

Their activities elsewhere included collecting litter on Amble beach before completing a 10-mile sponsored walk that raised nearly £400.

NCS team leader Jessica Meldrum said: “I am extremely proud of the team and how hard they have worked.

“They have gone above and beyond to put their projects into action and ensure their success, which has meant they have raised a brilliant sum of money for two great causes.

“It was fantastic that they got to work with the inspiring Dai Richards. He asked if we could design him a logo for the Morpeth group and our team designed four – he chose one and then made a £30 donation.”