AT a red-carpet celebration evening at The Parr Hall 385 young adults from across Warrington gathered to mark their National Citizen Service (NCS) achievements.
The event attended by the NCS graduates, their families, supporters of OnSide Warrington Youth Club and special guests, heard from the young people themselves as they spoke on stage about their experiences of completing the NCS programme over the Summer holidays.
As part of the programme, the young people are invited to visit Warrington businesses including Amazon, heart bingo and long-time WYC supporter Vimto who host an annual Dragon’s Den competition.
Alex Lund, Senior Brand Manager of Nichols plc announced the winning team Vimgo and along with Andrew Milne, Chief Operating Officer presented them with a cheque for £500.
President of Onside WYC; David Briggs, MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire presented the inaugural Personal Journey Award to Bradan Brown and commented on his achievements “to have the confidence to stand on this stage and tell us your personal story just shows what a journey you have made. Despite some very challenging situations that you have been in, you have persevered and, deservedly, achieved great things.”
For the Social Action phase; 29 projects were undertaken benefitting local community groups and organisations and in total they spent 22500 hours volunteering and a nomination was achieved for a national award.
Following the formal presentations, DJ James Murray and WYC member provided the entertainment for the NCS graduates’ party.
Say Yes to NCS, who are now taking bookings for the Autumn 2019 programme. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.