Sheffield teens entertain elderly on NCS Action Day

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Sheff Wednesday NCS with Hill Care's Simon Shires and Marcia CrosslandTEENAGERS from the Sheffield Wednesday National Citizen Service (NCS) Youth Board entertained the elderly as part of NCS Action Day on Saturday.

 

Residents at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home were treated to manicures and nail painting, a Norman Wisdom comedy sketch and a movie afternoon with the young adults.

 

Around 10 volunteers, all aged 16-years-old, also spent the day chatting to the residents, serving tea and coffee as well as ice cream and popcorn for the movie.

 

Sheff Wednesday NCS volunteers with elderly residentsSimon Shires, Manager at the Manchester Road care home, said: “Our residents thoroughly enjoy chatting to young people when they come into the home – and we are incredibly grateful to them for giving up their time.

 

“Working with the football club’s Citizenship Service has great benefits for the young volunteers and our residents, who enjoy the chit-chat as much as the activities.

 

“One of our residents even played for the Sheffield Wednesday reserve team, as a right back alongside England player Ron Staniforth, so I’m sure they’ll have a lot to talk about.”

 

Douglas Jordan, Assistant NCS Coordinator at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, said: “It’s great to see our NCS graduates continuing volunteering after the programme. It’s fantastic to see young people engaging with the elderly community and we look forward to arranging more events with Hill Care.”

 

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