Maria Caulfield MP congratulates young people taking part in National Citizenship Service Celebrations in Lewes

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield congratulated the young people who recently completed their National Citizenship Service in Lewes.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15–17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland, founded by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010. So far there have been over 500,000 teenagers who said ‘YES’ to taking part and making a difference to their local communities. The young people on  the programme take part in the month long programme, spending two weeks planning and delivering a social action project in their local town. The young people who were graduating at the weekend, all came from the Lewes district and completed 4,000 hours of social action this summer in the Lewes district area.

The celebration day included a certificate-giving ceremony for the young people in front of their friends and family and a speech by Maria Caulfield MP to congratulate the young people on their achievements.

Maria Caulfield MP said “Listening to the local charities they have helped this summer, from improving the garden for the local autism group to raising money for charities such as , Band of Brothers, it really shows what talented young people we have. It has been great meeting with these young people and seeing the fantastic work that they are contributing back to our community. I think NCS, run by dedicated partners like APM and the My Trust is brilliant at helping local young people grow and gain vital skills for their future.”