A REVIEW of the summer NCS programme delivered by MFC Foundation deemed it to be one of the best in the country.
The review took into account feedback from participants which was the healthiest and most encouraging from virtually all the groups nationwide.
There were two programmes run, each group getting the chance to focus on their own projects within the Teesside community. Overall, they completed over 348 hours of volunteering work to improve the community.
For their social action (part of a two-week programme) one of our NCS teams undertook a sponsored walk from the Riverside to Redcar raising money for muscular dystrophy research.
Before that, the same group hosted a coffee morning at the Riverside, with a selection of cakes and biscuits, teas, coffees and fruit smoothies, to raise money for the same cause.
The second group were busy getting their hands dirty by taking on a big challenge in transforming an overgrown garden in an area of Grove Hill known locally as Jellystone, into a beautiful sensory garden for use by the local community.
The programme was wrapped up with a well deserved celebration after weeks of team building and charitable work. The graduation ceremony gave the participants a moment to reflect on their amazing achievements.