AN ORGANISATION aimed at encouraging teenagers to interact with and contribute to their local community is holding several events to raise funds for Bromsgrove’s Libby Mae’s Little Angels.
NCS will be holding a car wash, a fun day and a sponsored walk.
On Tuesday, August 29, from 11am to 3pm, the young people will be in Redditch Kingfisher Shopping Centre, giving out leaflets to raise awareness of Libby Mae’s Little Angels and selling bracelets for the cause.
Then on Wednesday, August 30, the team will host a charity car wash on the car park of the Forest Harvester, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove. Drivers can have their vehicles cleaned for £5 between 11am and 3pm.
And on Thursday, August 31, between 11am and 3pm, the group will be holding a funday at St Stephen’s Church, Church Green West, Redditch. There will be cakes for sale, games, children’s art and crafts workshops and a raffle.
Prizes include donations from The Entertainer and Vue cinema and any other companies wanting to donate further items would be welcome to.
NCS operates on three phases – adventure to get participants out of their comfort zone, life skills to prepare the young people for the ‘real world’ and social action where all the skills are used to better the local community.
Brave Bromsgrove couple Richard and Charlotte Sharratt set up Libby Mae’s Little Angels to raise awareness and funding for neo-natal units across the Midlands in memory of their baby daughter who died just two weeks after her birth following complications. So far, through events and donations, they have raised more than £235,000.
Phoebe West told The Standard the NCS was hoping to see as many people as possible at the events.
“We would like to raise awareness of the risk that premature babies and their families face every day, as well as raising money to create better, and longer, lives for these children.
“We have chosen this charity because unfortunately, due to the NHS cuts, the maternity and paediatric wards in the Redditch Alexandra hospital have closed down. “Therefore we feel strongly about helping this charity, especially because a lot of us were premature babies,” she added.
Anyone wanting to find out more should visit www.ncsyes.co.uk or call 0330 414 2504.