VIDEO: Volunteering projects help revive areas of Gainsborough

A group of teens have been helping to renovate Gainsborough Tennis Club as part of a volunteering project.

Around 20 youngsters aged 16 and 17-years-old are taking part in National Citizen Service (NCS), a year round, government-backed programme that builds skills for work and life.

Young people on the NCS programme help to clean up Gainsborough tennis courts

Young people on the NCS programme help to clean up Gainsborough tennis courts

NCS supports young people to take on new challenges and adventures, make new friends and contribute to their community.

Participants engage in a part or full time, four week programme that culminates in a social action project, benefiting both young people and society.

Lead mentor, Amy O’Sullivan, said: “As a key partner in the NCS Network since 2012, we have supported the social action initiative in its success by providing youth work expertise and efficient programme management.

“As part of their social action project for the past two weeks the group have organised a bag pack at Tesco fundraising for the Blue Bells Children Hospice.

“They have also helped renovate the Gainsborough adventure playground before and this week they have been renovating the Gainsborough tennis courts.

“The group have been cutting down hedges, litter picking, weeding and re-edging pathways to add a new lease of life to the tennis court.”