Young People support local Hospices with Family Fun Day

This summer 16 young people are taking part in a government funded scheme called The National Citizen Service (NCS), and as part of the scheme they have decided to hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday 17th August from 12:30pm at Stoke Prior Country Club in aid of KEMP Hospice and Primrose Hospice. The scheme involves 15 to 17 year-olds learning new skills not taught in the classroom whilst also creating some unforgettable memories. Part of the scheme involves 3-weeks of ‘social action’ which means scheme participants need to explore ways that they can actively benefit their local communities. KEMP Hospice fundraiser, Alice McMahon, said: “This is a great Government scheme that is getting young people personally involved in helping their local community. Thank you so much to the team for all the hard work they are putting in to support their local hospice.” KEMP Hospice provides specialist care and support to patients, families and carers who are dealing with life limiting illness and bereavement, with the aim of maintaining their independence or supporting them to adapt to changing abilities so that they can live their lives to the full, for as long as possible. The Fun Day will include a dog show, live music, food and many other exciting activities. As well as the Fun Day the team is also planning a charity bag-pack at the Asda store in Kidderminster. Scheme Team member, Charlotte , said: “This has been a great opportunity for us to do something different this summer and we are all really enjoying it. We have been overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped us.” This event is definitely one not to be missed, so make it a family day out. Further information is available by contacting Charlotte on 07769 211201.