Young volunteers’ make a mark at Bury home

From the left, Jess Slocum, Chloe Bunn, Jake Mann, Caitlin Francis, Kamara Bloomfield-Keeley and Deven Gritton ANL-160108-142732009
From the left, Jess Slocum, Chloe Bunn, Jake Mann, Caitlin Francis, Kamara Bloomfield-Keeley and Deven Gritton ANL-160108-142732009

Six young people taking part in the National Citizen Service scheme have given a care home’s garden a makeover.

Pictured from the left, Jess Slocum, Chloe Bunn, Jake Mann, Caitlin Francis, Kamara Bloomfield-Keeley and Deven Gritton, who are all aged around 16, went to The Willows at Corders Farm, Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds, for their NCS project.

Jake, who went to IES Breckland and starts computer sciences at West Suffolk College next month, said: “It really went well. We tidied up a flower bed, got lots of plants planted and did some outside painting and painted the corridors of the home.

“All the residents and staff gave us a thank you card and got us cakes.”

NCS is for 15- to 17-year-olds and takes three stages, an outdoor adventure, learning new skills and taking ‘social action’ to make a mark in their community. They then ‘graduate’ which opens opportunities for further volunteering.

Find out more by visiting www.ncsyes.co.uk