National Citizen Service young people transform gardens at Salvation Army in Wisbech

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation A

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation Army’s garden as part of their 30-hour social action project. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service programme (NCS) in Wisbech have transformed the gardens at the Salvation Army after their fundraising efforts.

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation A

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation Army’s garden as part of their 30-hour social action project. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Team six, known as ‘The Cult’, at this season’s NCS programme chose to renovate the Salvation Army gardens at John Thompson Road, Wisbech.

People taking part in the three-week programme must conclude with a 30-hour social action project.

‘The Cult’ raised money by bucket collecting and by approaching businesses in the region to ask for donations.

Companies and organisations such as Worzals, Campion’s Garden Centre and Sarah’s Flowers got on board with the project.

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation A

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation Army’s garden as part of their 30-hour social action project. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant


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Joe Sharman, team leader, said: “We chose to work with The Salvation Army, because of the important work it does for the local community, as well as serving as a place of worship.

“In this regard, by renovating the garden area; replanting, clearing, chopping trees and shaping hedges and bushes, they felt that they could create a picturesque environment that it’s patrons and it itself deserved.

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“At the end of it all, we all felt like we accomplished even more than we set out for, and look forward to seeing the garden flourish in the future.”

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation A

Young people taking part in the National Citizen Service in Wisbech have transformed the Salvation Army’s garden as part of their 30-hour social action project. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

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