A helping hand for young volunteers from the Beverley Building Society, East Yorkshire

Graham Carter, head of business development at the Beverley Building Society, presenting a cheque to four of the NCS Beverley team, Becky, Katie, Andrew and Lynn.
Graham Carter, head of business development at the Beverley Building Society, presenting a cheque to four of the NCS Beverley team, Becky, Katie, Andrew and Lynn.

A group of youngsters who have volunteered to make a difference in the community have been given a helping hand by the Beverley Building Society.

The teenagers have volunteered with the National Citizen Service (NCS), a scheme which gives young people the opportunity to take part in a variety of fund-raising and community activities in the school summer holidays, while learning valuable skills and experience for their own future.

This summer a group of 16 and 17-year olds from Beverley has been working with the Millers Project to host activities for those with learning difficulties in the local area. The activities included parachute games, arts and crafts, board games and zumba classes.

The group has also been helping out at the Queensgate Preschool in Beverley by transforming the kitchen area and painting outdoor storage sheds.

As well as providing the activities, the youngsters also had to raise the funds to cover the costs, and a donation from the Beverley Building Society helped to pay for them.

Graham Carter, head of business development at the Beverley Building Society, said: “I think it’s great these young people have such a caring attitude towards the local community and have really made a difference by getting involved in the NCS scheme. It’s something that the Beverley Building Society had no hesitation in supporting.”