The newly-formed National Citizen Service (NCS) Seniors group at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust have been getting stuck into some hard work over the past fortnight in aid of BBC’s DIY SOS, in conjunction with Children In Need.
The campaign to convert an out-building at St Silas’ Church into a shelter for homeless or vulnerable young people supported by Nightsafe has been fronted by Nick Knowles and received a warm response from the people of Blackburn, with Premier League-winning legend Colin Hendry among those who has also volunteered his time.
The members of the Trust’s NCS Youth Board who have recently turned 18 were all eligible to join the community effort as labourers and runners, hence their decision to create the NCS Seniors group and choose this as their first social action project as a collective.
The big reveal of the finished project is eagerly awaited next Tuesday morning, with the show set to be televised in November.
The group’s involvement in the DIY SOS projecy furthers their support of local youth homelessness charity Nightsafe over an extended period, with various members of the NCS programme and its Youth Board having made donations of cash, clothing and food to the charity in recent years, as well as supporting the ‘Sleep Out For Blackburn’ fundraising sleepover in the Darwen End last November, which saw the proceeds split evenly between Nightsafe and the Community Trust.
If you know a youngster who will be aged 15 to 17 next July/August, encourage them to express their interest in NCS by clicking here, so that they can become the town’s next generation of charity fundraisers and volunteers through the Community Trust’s life-changing project.