3/09/2018 - Published by

Warrington NCS National Citizens take social action

Young people from Warrington delivered a set of special presents to the Peace Centre.

The young people have been taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme (summer 2018). NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16 & 17-year-olds in England, that helps them build skills for work and life, while they take on new challenges and meet new friends.

The NCS in operated by the Warrington Youth Club – find out more here

As part of the NCS programme, the young people complete a social action project of their own choosing.  The team wanted to do something to show their support and solidarity to young people affected by the Manchester bombing.  They developed a ‘care package’ full of goodies for the Manchester young survivors to enjoy.  They also wrote personal notes of support and gained the thoughts of people who donated goods to be included in the packages.

The NCS team included: Lucy, Anna, Caitlyn, Beth, Kate, Sam, Jennifer, Jaz, Jessica, Danny, Francesca, Niahm and Caitlin and came to meet the manager of the national Survivors Assistance Network, Terry O’Hara who accepted the care packages and agreed to distribute them directly to young survivors the Peace Foundation is supporting.

The NCS team said: “We hope you enjoy everything and that it brings joy and hope.  Everyone is inspired by your journey and how strong you are.  Stay incredible.”

Terry O’Hara, accepting the gifts said: “this is a very kind gesture and shows that we stand together for peace and I am sure that the young people affected by the Manchester bombing will really appreciate that other young people are thinking about them and thank everyone who made this possible through giving their time and donations.”

Anyone affected by terrorism is eligible for free support and should contact SAN@foundation4peace.org

Survivors Assistance Network