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South Shields MP helps out National Citizen Service youngsters

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck's  with young people involved in the  National Citizen Service.
South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck's with young people involved in the National Citizen Service.

Youngsters taking part in a National Citizenship Service projects have been presenting their plans to South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

The MP took part in a Dragon’s Den style panel during which four groups of teenagers presented their plans to make a positive difference across South Tyneside through their work with NCS.

During the meeting on Friday, July 27, teenangers spoke about projects which look to support the Survivors Trust - a charity helping survivors of sexual violence- cancer care charity Daft as a Brush, and Family Gateway - a charity supporting families in difficulties.

In another of the projects, yhe youngsters will plant bee-friendly plants around Westoe Community Hub in South Shields, and raise awareness of the importance of the pollinating insects.

Sponsored walks, car washes, bake sales and fun days are also planned.

Mrs Lewell-Buck said: “It was a delight to be part of the NCS panel.

“I was blown away by the thoughtful social action projects that the young people are planning to deliver.

“Each and every cohort that presented are winners in my eyes.

“I look forward to seeing how each project gets on and I wish these wonderful young people every success in their careers as they are clearly future entrepreneurs and very positive people.

“Well done everyone!”

NCS is a flagship Government initiative which provides young people aged 15-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience a range of activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop skills that will support them later in life.