Fine young citizens raise cash for Spalding charity

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A National Citizen Service group raised money for Spalding’s Pennygate Foundation with a car wash on Thursday.

The NCS group of 15 young people were on their fourth week of the course and agreed on a social action project to make a difference to the local community.

The group had already taken part in team building activities and had a week in a university -style environment to learn life skills that will go on their CV.

The car wash was from 10am to 4pm with the group splitting into two to take it in turns to wash cars in the B&Q car park and collect donations in Spalding town centre.

As well as the car wash, the group were planning to do a sponsored sleepover outside the Pennygate Foundation to show support and raise awareness for all the homeless in Spalding, but due to the torrential rain had to sleep indoors.

They also did a bag-pack in Sainsbury’s the week before and received donations from that.

Overall the NCS group have raised £580 for the Pennygate Foundation, a community drop-in centre established as support for the community.