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NCS team grows ahead of summer 2018 programme

Friday 26th January 2018

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT)’s National Citizen Service (NCS) team has taken on a new staff member in preparation for this summer’s programme.

An NCS graduate herself, Georgie Davis has joined to help oversee the scheme for more than 900 young people.

Georgie graduated from the very first CACT NCS scheme in 2011 and went on to work as a mentor on several summer programmes before joining the team full-time just before Christmas.

CACT has also received the news that Hannah Darroch, who graduated from the spring 2016 programme, has earned a spot on the NCS National Youth Board (NYB).

Since graduating from the programme, Hannah has spoken about NCS on BBC Radio 1, written an article about it in Valley Review and visited Belgium as part of the Passchendaele 100 commemoration.

NCS is a mixture of personal and team challenges that develop life skills and benefit the local community, with participants volunteering their time alongside local charities.

CACT is running the four-week programme for 15 to 17-year-olds once again this summer in Dartford, Gravesend, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

Matt Cowlam, NCS Programme Manager, said:

“We are delighted to have Georgie on board as a full-time member of the team. Her experience of being a participant and a staff member will be invaluable for us.

“Hannah has been a shining light amongst our amazing graduates and to get a place on the NYB is something not many will get the chance to experience so a massive well done to her for all her achievements.”                                     

NCS costs just £50 to do, and there are six different start dates available between 2 July and 6 August.

Click here to sign up for NCS and find out more, or call 0800 197 8010.