Spalding youths raise over £300 for RBL

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A Spalding National Citizen Service group have spent two weeks fundraising for the Royal British Legion by doing various activities.

The youths, who enrolled in the NCS four week programme, raised £307.02 for their chosen charity.

They held a tombola and cake stall on July 26 outside the Wood Green Dog Rescue shop in Spalding as well as a leg wax for the boys. They also had collection buckets for donations toward the RBL.

NCS, open to 16 year olds, helps youths build work skills for life, whilst taking on new challenges and making new friends, learning skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

They had to develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about and spend 30 hours putting that project into action.

Member of the group Autumn Bowler said: “It was really fun, I had lots of new experiences and meeting new friends was great.”

The Royal British Legion help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families, campaigning to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen. Other fundraising activities the group did included a 10k sponsored walk.