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Louth teens spruce up the town as part of national project

Mentor Matthew Lucas alongside 16-year-olds Harriet Thompson, Naill Illingworth, Louis Moulding, Juliet Rounce, Lily Strathern and Daniel Lucking. EMN-140728-093429001

Mentor Matthew Lucas alongside 16-year-olds Harriet Thompson, Naill Illingworth, Louis Moulding, Juliet Rounce, Lily Strathern and Daniel Lucking. EMN-140728-093429001

 

Young people in Louth have been giving up part of their summer holiday to help enhance the town and raise money for charity.

The teens have joined the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme, through which they will try and put something back into their community.

The project was carried out in conjunction with Louth Town Council, which hosted events using their buildings and gave their support to the young teams. Particular thanks go to Town Clerk Linda Blankley, Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders, and the Louth In Bloom committee.

One group of six 16-year-olds has spent four weeks working with the project, which included digging, planting and decorating the Louth Cemetery in London Road.

The group includes Harriet Thompson, Niall Illingworth, Louis Moulding, Juliet Rounce, Lily Strathern and Daniel Lucking.

The group also took part in residential visits, team-building exercises, a business challenge at Nottingham University and various fundraising activities.

Mentor Matthew Lucas said: “I am very impressed and proud of the team, and I’m surprised at the amount of hard graft they’ve put in during the hot weather.

“They all got on well and have thrown themselves into everything. It’s been a good time for all, including for me.”

Another NCS group in Louth is organising a coffee morning and fayre which will take place from 11am- 3pm on Wednesday (July 30) at the Town Hall.

The event will include stalls, refreshments and a tombola, and the money raised will go towards When You Wish upon a Star and the Louth Town Hall.

Louth pupil Beth Marvin said: “I joined the National Citizen service to show that there are good young people in the Louth area, and that we do care about the community we live in.

“Everyone is welcome to our fayre so come along and support your town and let’s make this a success.”

 

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