Bingo meets rock ’n’ roll for good cause at ChristChurch in Grantham

National Citizen Scheme volunteers at ChristChurch in Finkin Street. (Back) left to right are Katie Railton, Elli Firth, Kirstie Ralph, Amy Rawson. (Front) left to right are Sophie Lawrence, Jack Harvey, Henry Scott. 399D
National Citizen Scheme volunteers at ChristChurch in Finkin Street. (Back) left to right are Katie Railton, Elli Firth, Kirstie Ralph, Amy Rawson. (Front) left to right are Sophie Lawrence, Jack Harvey, Henry Scott. 399D
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Bingo was given a musical twist to raise money for the Order of St John Care Trust.

The fund-raiser was yet another project undertaken by young people in the NCS, and the same group which redecorated a room at ChristChurch in Finkin Street, where the bingo was held.

Thanks to their hard work, £110 was raised for Order of St John Care Trust, which provides care for the elderly.

Entitled ‘rock ’n’ roll bingo, players had to tick off on their bingo sheets when they recognised a song. Added to the unusual game was a bake sale.

Kirstie Ralph mentored the group of 10 teens. She said: “My highlight of the week was watching the kids come together as a team, and understand the positive impact they were having in the community.

“A lot of them are recommending it to their friends and are saying they want to come back as student helpers.”

The teenagers are all from Grantham and took part in the NCS to improve the local area.

Kirstie said: “Young people get alot of bad press. It’s fantastic to see them becoming more involved in their communities.”