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Students complete sponsored walk

7 December 2013

Students from the Community Trust's NCS project completed a sponsored walk from Rovers' Senior Training Centre to Ewood Park on the morning of the Reading game last month.

The youngsters kicked off their eight-mile walk from Brockhall to raise money for charities such as The Alltogether Club, Mums The Word, Higher Croft Community Facilities, Black Snape Community Facilities and the Children's Ward at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

The NCS (National Citizen Service) group were presented to the crowd at half-time and posed for a photo with Rovers midfielder Corry Evans.

The Trust's Chris McGrail said: "The walk was for a great cause and worked out perfectly as they got to watch the game as a reward afterwards.

"NCS is created for 16 and 17-year-old males and females, with the aim of building confidence, meeting new people, learning new skills and putting them into practice by creating and managing a social action project."

Two teams within the group have selected Social Action Projects to help the local community.

One project is to buy much needed equipment for The AllTogether Social Trust - a charity for children and young adults with disabilities, their families and carers. The students will deliver coaching sessions and volunteer their time to help run activities such as archery, table tennis and arts and crafts. 

Finally they will organise their own Graduation Evening at Ewood Park in January.

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