Highest NCS figure for West Norfolk

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Volunteers in West Norfolk have been keeping themselves busy this last year by racking up more than 24,500 hours spent working on worthy causes.

Graduates of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in Lynn and the surrounding areas have shown their commitment to making a difference by continuing to donate their time as NCS mentors.

The teens spent a total of 7,699 hours in 2016 on causes such as Red Wellies, Festival Too and Lynn In Bloom.

This is the highest number of volunteer hours by NCS mentors in the region.

As well as the mentors’ contribution, 16,890 volunteer hours were completed by the 563 young people who took part in the NCS programme in the school holidays in 2016.

In total, this means that the NCS participants racked up 24,589 donated hours for charities and organisations that are based in East Anglia.

NCS is a Government-funded programme for 16- and 17-year-olds across England and Northern Ireland.

The programme provides opportunities for young people to develop new skills, build their confidence, meet new people and get involved with their local community.

Whether you are a teenager looking to get involved in the programme, someone hoping to work for the College of West Anglia on the programme, or a charity looking to partner up with NCS, you can contact them via: 01553 815209 (extension 2209), NCS@cwa.ac.uk or their social media pages (Facebook @CWAGRADS).