31 August 2016
Young people unite
A group of 16-year-olds has raised money for
games and activities for the Riverside Adolescent Unit in
The fundraising was part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme, a
government funded project set up in 2011 to get young people
involved in their local community.
The group chose the Riverside Adolescent Unit as one of their
members had been a patient there. She wanted to help raise funds
and improve the service for other young people, like herself, who
had suffered from mental health difficulties. Fundraising involved
doing a car wash, a sponsored 5k run and hosting multiple coffee
Nurse manager Genevieve Ross says, "I want to thank this
enterprising group of young people for all the effort they made to
raise funds and also to their sponsors.
"They have given us some lovely things, which our young people
are already enjoying and we will be using some of the money for
future holiday activities. We really appreciate what they have done
and for thinking of us."
Photo: Community group members deliver their generous