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Good citizens clean-up Grantham landmark

Team mentor Dave Glover (pink t-shirt) with the youngsters at the boating lake in Wyndham Park.
Team mentor Dave Glover (pink t-shirt) with the youngsters at the boating lake in Wyndham Park.

When most people are thinking about going on holiday, a group of Grantham youngsters have spent the last two weeks working hard to clean up one of the town’s best loved landmarks.

As part of their summer programme with the National Citizen Service, the team of 12-16 year-olds have been tasked with completing a community project.

The team called “Shots Fired” decided to revamp the popular boating lake in Wyndham Park. They started work on the lake on July 20 and hope to have completed the work this week.

Team mentor Dave Glover said: “My team are truly committed to this project and I couldn’t ask for a better group of young people to work with. Best of luck to them for their futures and I know they will achieve.”

As well as cleaning up the boating lake, the helpful teens have also been busy raising funds to pay for the project.

They have managed to raise £1095.41, through bag packing at ASDA, as well as holding and organising a mini fete.

Any money left over after the project is completed will be be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The National Citizen Service offers young people the chance to have fun, meet new people, experience new challenges and make their mark on their community.

Year 11 and 12 students, and 15 to 17 year olds not in education, can develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities.

NCS also gives thousands of youngsters across England the chance to meet others from all backgrounds and tackle outdoor challenges on an exciting residential week away from home, join with local businesses and social leaders to learn new skills for work and life, discover more about their area and make their mark by developing and delivering local volunteering projects.


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