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NCS Fun Day a big success

27 August 2013

Aaron and Alex help NCS group raise funds

The family fun day put together by 10 of the young adults, aged between 15 and 17, currently taking part in the National Citizen Service delivered by Shrewsbury Town's Community Trust, proved a resounding success at last weekend's home game against Swindon.   
The Greenhous Meadow event was the centre piece of the young adults seven-week programme in which they had to run a social action project to help their local community.
Last Saturday's attractions included an inflatable target with the highest scorer winning a signed Shrewsbury Town shirt, a penalty shootout, a raffle with some great prizes, face painting, a cake sale and much more.
All proceeds from the event will now be split between the group's chosen charities of Hope House and Shropshire MIND.
There was also a collection point at the front gate of the Greenhous Meadow for tinned food to be donated to the Shrewsbury Food Bank.
Two Shrewsbury Town players, Aaron Wildig and Alex McQuade, also supported the venture by joining the NCS group to take part in a bag pack at a local supermarket, along with Lenny the Lion, to raise money for the nominated charities.
They visited the town's Asda store in Old Potts Way on Friday after training. 
“The lads turning up to support the NCS students in their bag-packing gave the whole activity a lift and the young people and Asda were very grateful for their efforts," said Martin James, the head of community development at Shrewsbury Town.
"The bag-packing was part of a social action project that the students are undertaking as part of a seven week course they are on.
"The family fun day before the Swindon match was a great success and next up is a Bands night at the Lion Hotel on Saturday, August 24.
"All are welcome and proceeds go to their charities – Hope House and Shropshire MIND.”

Andrew Bradbury,  the group's team leader, added: “The group have given up their summer holidays to be part of this programme and worked extremely hard over the past month to get last weekend's event up and running."   
You can follow the group's continued progress on Twitter @STFCNCS or keep up to date via Facebook @Football Funday.  

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