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Teenagers Use Summer Holidays For Volunteer Clean Up Sessions

Wednesday August 22 2012

Hard at work today: Chloe Hyslop, Adam Walker, Sally Upton, Josh Hinds, Toni Dwyer, Jacob Blewitt. Hard at work today: Chloe Hyslop, Adam Walker, Sally Upton, Josh Hinds, Toni Dwyer, Jacob Blewitt.

TEENAGERS from across Barnsley are taking part in a series of voluntary clean-ups they have organised themselves as part of a volunteering scheme.

The National Citizen Service scheme - run through Barnsley Football Club - encourages the 16-year-olds to do 30 hours of voluntary work to help their local community.

One group, led by Connor Griffiths, has been at Shawlands Allotments this week, doing a community clean up.

Meanwhile Nicola Hughes, 16, is organising a clean up of Phoenix Park as part of her volunteer work.

She plans to start on Monday but it in need of equipment.

She said: "Our community project will be helping to clear up Pheonix Park and we need donations of gardening equipment (spades, saws and gardening gloves) to make this happen."

If you think you can help, email niki@nikihphotography.com.

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Reply Posted by VA Barnsley on Wednesday August 22 2012 at 15:55
These look like really good projects, I'm sure they'll be really successful.

Reply Posted by Emma on Wednesday August 22 2012 at 23:00
I can't believe there is only one comment about this project! Yesterday WAB posted about youth unemployment in Barnsley and there was no shortage of comments about "lazy" good for nothing kids. Today they post something about youths doing something in the community off their own backs and everybody shuts up! We need to get behind kids and projects like this to inspire our youths and let them know that work can be satisfying and somethinv to be proud of!

Reply Posted by Helen on Thursday August 23 2012 at 01:07
Brilliant.. Well done ..very proud of these young people .. A year ago we were moaning about youths and rioting, then Barnsley teenagers do something like this to fill their summer...

Reply Posted by Paul on Thursday August 23 2012 at 06:37
Emma, couldn't have put it better. Well done to all involved, a credit to the community. Just wish I had some gardening equipment to donate.

Reply Posted by jo on Thursday August 23 2012 at 10:42
Amazing project. We should be very proud of these kids. Some adults should take a leaf out of their book. I wonder if its worth asking some shops to donate these goods? Well done Kids!!

Reply Posted by Martin on Thursday August 23 2012 at 14:53
We had a number of gardening gloves left over from one of our environmental volunteer projects at Voluntary Action Barnsley so have just donated them to the team.

Reply Posted by shelle on Thursday August 23 2012 at 20:59
Well done kids, nice to see youngsters with initiative, give yourself a pat on the back ...

Reply Posted by Liz Hudston on Wednesday August 29 2012 at 11:46
Cawthorne based Yorkshire Flowerpots have just delivered 100 pairs of gloves, 3 garden spades, 3 garden forks and a wheelbarrow to a rain sodden Phoenix Park. Well done to all of the volunteers, they are doing a fantastic job.

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