A group of young people from Louth and the surrounding area have made good use of their spare time this summer by taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme.
The group of six teenagers, all aged between 15 and 17, recently spent a week sorting out the gardens at St James’ Rectory in Louth - digging up weeds, removing debris, and making the area look nice so that it can be used for community events.
On Monday last week, the group had held a tombola and cake sale at the local Co-op, and raised £125, which was donated to St Andrew’s Hospice.
Prior to this, the group enjoyed a team-building week at PGL, and a week at Nottingham University gaining confidence, skills, and enhancing their CVs.
Other groups will be based in Louth later this summer.
NCS Mentor Katie Smith, 21, told the Leader: “Thank you to the Louth community and businesses who donated prizes for the tombola, and the Co-op for hosting us; they are always extremely helpful.
“This group has achieved a lot this summer, and I would 100 per cent recommend young people and potential mentors join the scheme.”
• There is still time to take part in the scheme. The cost is no more than £50 (and could be less or free depending on your circumstances). Visit www.ncsyes.co.uk for more.