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Social Action Projects Summer 2018

Our fabulous NCS teams have been busy over the summer doing some amazing work to help the local community.


Streets2homes/Rainbow Services

Homelessness is a growing issue in Harlow and with winters getting colder the YP wanted to ensure that the clients of Streets2Homes had additional funding for hot meals and the equipment they need for the long cold winter nights living on the streets. The YP set up a stand in the entrance to ASDA and raised awareness and funds for Streets2Homes and Rainbow Services. In addition they went to local businesses to ask for donations of equiptm,ent and clothinlg.

Date: 15/10/2018

Sum Raised: £350 plus clothing and equiptment donations.


Mind West Essex Fete and Fun Run

The YPs decided that mental health is a hot topic currently and wanted to raise funds and awarness of the services that Mind provides. They organised a fun run in the local park and arranged for local businesses to come and sell food, ice creams and candy floss.

Date: 13/08/2018

Sum Raised: £348


Love For Learning Project Car Wash

We decided to help this project that  supports the right for every YP to have access to an education. The team organised a car wash for the College staff and public.

Date: 13/08/2018

Sum Raised: £210


Teens Unite Raffle and Games

Students felt stronly about the charity after they came in and showed us a presentation on the work they do. The YP wanted to fund one of the Teens Unite clients to go on a residential similar to the one they experenced on Phase 1. YP set up a stall In the Town centre selling raffle tickets and doing smaller games (guess how many sweets in the jar etc.).

Date: 13/08/2018

Sum Raised: £458


Streets2Homes Cake Sale and Raffle

This is a local charity that does a lot of good work in the ccummunity. The team organised a raffle and cake sale in the college reception during the enrolement week.

Date: 13/08/2018

Sum Raised: £690


Teens Unite Quiz Night

YPs felt strongly about charity's work after they showed a presentation on what they do. The team organised a raffle and cake sale in the College reception during enrolement week.

Date: 06/08/2018

Sum Raised: £241


St Elizabeth's Games Tournament/Disco

YPs felt strongly about charity and their work after they came in and showed a presentation on their work. A games console tournatment was held at the College during the day, then an under-18s disco in the evening.

Date: 06/08/2018

Sum Raised: £733


PAH Breast Cancer Bag Packing/Raffle /Mini Games

YP family member impacted by the work of the charity. The team went to the local superstore in the mornings, half the team bag packed while the rest set up a stall raising awareness. Then in the afternoons while the store was quiet they had another stall in the Town centre and sold raffle tickets.

Date: 06/08/2018

Sum Raised: £1054.46


St Clare Hospice Raffle/Cake Sale

YPs felt strongly about the charity and their work after seeing a presentation of the work they do. The group organised prizes and donations from local businesses for the raffle then set up a stall in the Town centre selling cakes and raffle tickets.

Date: 06/08/2018

Sum Raised: £910


YCT Raffle

We decided to suppor the charity after seeing a presentation of the work the charity does. The group organised prizes and donations from local businesses for the raffle and then set up a stall in the Town centre selling cakes and raffle tickets.

Date: 16/07/2018

Sum Raised: £50


Upwards for Downes Cake sale 

YP had a family involved with the charity and they planned, advertised and delivered a cake sale at the reception of the College.

Date: 16/07/2018

Sum Raised: £96


Kawasaki Fund Car Wash

Date: 16/07/2018

One YP has a personal connection to the charity and organised a carwash at the College for the public and staff.


PAH Sponsored Walk

Date: 16/07/2018

The team gathered sponcorship for their sponsored walk through the local town raising awareness of the work the charity does.

Sum Raised: £259


St Elizabeth's Fete/Raffle

Date: 16/07/2018

YP felt strongly about charity after they had a presentation from them. The team put on a fete at the local park where they had face painting, kids' games and a raffle.

Sum Raised: £323


Quiz Night and Raffle for Isabel Hospice

Date: 09/07/2018

One of the team had a connection to the charity and the group felt strongly towards supporting. The team ran a raffle and quiz night at a local community centre providing prizes and refeshments from items that had been donated.

Sum Raised: £304


YCT Quiz and Awareness Raising at Local Care Home

Date: 09/07/2018

Activity: The group wanted to Raise awareness for the local charity YCT and also wanted to provide entertainment for the care home so decided they would incorperate both into their SAP. The team visited a local care home and provided them with an afternoon of entertainment, playing games running a quiz and providing tea and buiscuits.

Sum Raised: £52


Mind West Essex Colour Run and Smoothie Sale

Date: 09/07/2018

Activity: The group decided that they felt strongly about the work that Mind West Essex do and the help they provide in the community. The team worked with a local school to orgainse the use of their facilities to run a colour run.

Sum Raised: £570


Streets2Homes Raffle

Date: 09/07/2018

Activity: Homelessness is a major issue in the local area. The team organised a raffle in order to raise money for the charity, in addition to this they made packed luches to take to the charity to hand our to the clients of Streets 2 Home.

Sum Raised: £210


Quiz Night to Raise Money for Isabel Hospice

Location: Markwell Pavillion Bishop Stortford

Date: 20/7/2018 5pm–10pm

Activity: We held a raffle and ran a quiz night, the parents were very supportive and we raised over £300. The event was attended by parents, friends and members of the NCS team.


Team One – Fundraising Event for St Clare Hospice

Location: Harlow College, WHSmith Harlow, Broad Walk.


  • 06/08/18 After pitching to the Rotary Club, spent the afternoon coming up with ideas for SAP; typed a letter to email & also take along to local businesses
  • 0709/08/18 Spent time going to local stores in Harlow to ask for vouchers & donations
  • 09/08/18 Purchased ingredients for cooking meal
  • 10/08/18 Cooked lunch & sold to staff & peers
  • 13/08/18 Raised awareness of St Clare Hospice, through handing out leaflets & fundraising for the Charity by doing a bake sale
  • 1416/08/18 Continued to raise awareness through doing a Tombola
  • 17/08/18 Reconciling paperwork from the two weeks and writing a letter to give to WHSmith for allowing use of their office, gifts for the tombola & space outside their store to raise awareness

Activity: Students liaised with the manager of WHSmith, who agreed for the students to use the space outside their store for canvassing. Students also assisted WHSmith by handing out their leaflets. Students set up a table with St. Clare Hospice banner and balloons. Students approached members of the public, spoke to them about St Clare Hospice & handed out leaflets. 

Before the event students approached businesses in the town with a formal letter which explained the reasons why they were looking for donations. Students successfully collected prizes from Mr Luigis, WHSmiths, Members from Team Harlow, Team leader and assistant team leader.

WHSmith Manager Aarone Missen said he was impressed with what the students had achieved in the two weeks, and was happy to help and support our students anytime. 

NCS One Fundraising Page

A Virgin Media Fund raising page was set up to raise funds for St Clare Hospice where £171.50 was raised. These funds will go directly to St Clare Hospice. Including the funds raised on the Virgin Media Fund raising page, £910.26 was raised in total.

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  • Students went into Harlow Town and approached businesses in the town for donations. WHSmith gave them loom bands, squidgies, tables, use of one of their rooms & space outside their store.
  • Over the four days, the students baked cakes, flapjacks and popcorn from scratch to sell to the public and hand out leaflets with information on St Clare Hospice.
  • The costumes helped to make the more approachable for all members of the public, families and individual persons alike.

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