National Citizen Service Students give their support!

20th Jul 2016

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National Citizen Service Students give their support!

This Summer we have been delivering some  training sessions for the National Citizen Service students in Derby.

The sessions have focused on raising awareness of accessibility and has given the students the opportunity to experience some of the barriers experienced by disabled people.

As part of their programme the students are also required to undertake a Social Action project giving much-needed voluntary support for a local cause or charity.

We are delighted to announce that two teams of NCS students have chosen to support Accessible Derbyshire with their Social Action projects!

The two teams:'Team Breakfast' and Dab4disability are doing a whole raft of activities to raise awareness of Accessible Derbyshire in the community as well as carrying out mini accessibility audits in the area and raising funds for our charity through a range of initiatives.

Team Breakfast comprises of Team Leader Bradley Foley, Mentor Mahek Kalsi, Emily Sidaway, Lucy Collins, Kira Davis, Cory Holmes,  Dayna Gomm, Maevanwy Hill, Tillie Woolliscroft, Alice Garnett, Nat Baker, Jack Batty, Luke Reading and Jess Buxton. The team has been baking and selling cakes, taking part in a 24 hour 'live stream', dying their hair rainbow colours to name just a few of their activities as well as taking part in a sponsored walk from Derby to Matlock - the area where many of the team live. Representatives of the team also visited Peak FM last Friday to raise awareness of their efforts for our charity. The team also came along to wave us off on our 'BOMA 7' challenge which took place yesterday.

At the same time Dab4disability team members  have been engaged in mini-audits, have spent a day 'signing' rather than speaking, have spent a day in a wheelchair and plan to raise awareness of Changing Places toilets - a key part of opening up access for many disabled people, their families, friends and carers in the area - as part of their Social Action project.

We have been absolutely delighted to spend time with all the students on the NCS programme and are incredibly grateful to have the support of so many young, creative and motivated people.

Thank you so much guys - your support really does mean the world to us.

Our photo gallery shows just a few of the highlights of our time with NCS so far......

Gillian and Jane.

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