Celebrating hundreds of teens and businesses making a difference in Huddersfield

A celebratory evening was held in Huddersfield to thank businesses for providing volunteering opportunities to hundreds of teenagers.

Over 590 young people were involved in the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in 2018.

The teens worked on 48 social action projects around the city and helped to fundraise more than £26,500 for the activities and work they carried out.

One of the projects worked on was transforming the garden at Thornhill Care Home, Huddersfield.

15-17-year-old volunteers from the programme created plant pot borders around the home’s garden, installed solar lighting and laid artificial turf.

The young volunteers held fundraising activities and appealed to local businesses for supplies to complete the work. They also received funding from Kirklees Council to purchase benches for the home’s residents.

Nina Baker, Huddersfield Giants Community Trust NCS programme coordinator, said: “This event was our way of saying thank you to everyone who has supported our NCS programme Social Action Provision in the summer and autumn of 2018.

“It was a huge success and great to see so many organisations without whom we couldn’t have such an incredible impact throughout Kirklees.

“We look forward to working closely with Hill Care and other organisations throughout Kirklees for the 2019 programme, which will begin in June.”

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