We were delighted to learn that students from National Citizen Service (NCS) in Aylesbury Vale were supporting Kids for Kids with their fundraising activities in July. It was all happening in conjunction with the Bucks Goat Centre, who adopted us as their charity earlier this year and told the students about us. We are so grateful to their inspired leader Ruth Gaisford for her inspired leadership.
NCS aims to shows young people the significant impact they can make by getting involved in their local community, with a ‘Social action week’ as part of the three week experience. As well as volunteering at the Bucks Goat Centre, the students raised funds for Kids for Kids over three days, as NCS Project Worker, Nathalie Hogg told us: “They held cake sales and completed a sponsored walk to raise money. They also painted a Hungry Caterpillar themed mural at the Goat Centre in Aylesbury as their volunteer project and managed to get all of their paint donated! The young people have all worked so hard this summer and it’s great for them to see their hard work pays off!”
The students were formally awarded their certificates at a graduation and awards ceremony in front of their family and friends at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 12th September. Ruth Gaisford from Bucks Goat Centre was presented with a giant cheque for £833.70 on behalf of Kids for Kids.
The Bucks Goat Centre in Stoke Mandeville is very child focused, encouraging visits from many primary schools and over the Summer holidays they held a Charity Week with a colouring competition that raised funds for Kids for Kids.
We are so grateful to all the students for their hard work in achieving this fantastic result and to Ruth for helping make this happen, as well for all the support she and the Bucks Goat Centre are giving Kids for Kids.