NCS Doncaster have raised an incredible £4,426.11 for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust (DCDT) over the summer through carnival style games, face painting and a tombola based at the Frenchgate centre.
Three different groups from different waves set up in Frenchgate and dedicated 30 hours each of voluntary community work to raise as much as they could for the close to home charity.
The money will be put towards a new CT scanner, which will prove to be vital in the journey to beating cancer.
Yvonne Woodcock, former Civic Mayor and current DCDT trustee commented: “I can not believe how fantastic these young people have been, and how utterly devoted they have been this week to making a difference.
“There is often a misconception about young people of today and this group have made such a fantastic reputation for themselves in the community, for their passion and how willing they were to help. They are a credit to Club Doncaster, NCS and their families.
“DCDT is so grateful to groups like this, who help raise vital funds. We really wouldn’t be able to do the great work that we do without it.”
Prizes in the tombola won by the public included a signed Doncaster Rovers football, donated kindly by Club Doncaster Foundation, food vouchers and lots of designer goodies, all up for grabs for just £1.
Jan Budtz, programme manager at Club Doncaster Foundation, said: “The young people taking part in NCS this summer have all shown a real appetite in making a difference to their local community and the fantastic work in Frenchgate, and money raised for DCDT, shows how big an impact it’s had.
“Our aim is to provide further volunteering opportunities for the 600 young people who have just completed the NCS programme, enabling them to stay in touch with their local communities.
“The NCS programme culminates with a big celebration event at The Dome on September 19 for all young people and staff involved. This particular project will be highlighted along with the other 45 projects carried out in Doncaster over the past couple of months.”
For more information about NCS, contact the team on 01302 764663, or via the website on https://clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk/ncs.