The Linkage fundraising team were delighted earlier in July when a group of young people from the Spilsby branch of the National Citizen Service approached us asking if Linkage could be the focus of their Social Action Project.
The NCS is a not-for-profit enterprise designed to give young people aged 15 – 17 years old opportunities to develop skills such as confidence, leadership and independence, and engage with their local community. The Social Action Project lets young people make the most of their passions, character, knowledge and skills as they come together to plan, fundraise and make a difference.
The Spilsby group chose Linkage because each member of the group has been affected by a disability in one way or another, and on Wednesday 1st August they held a Community Day at Toynton Village Hall to raise awareness and funds for the charity. There were classic games such as ‘how many sweets in the jar’ and a tombola, freshly-baked cakes, stalls and a great performance by Linkage Voices, who debuted a Makaton version of Bob Marley’s Don’t Worry and had the room dancing to a crowd pleasing rendition of ‘Reach’ by S Club 7.
The event raised £197.55 on the day, plus £55 through Facebook and a further £13.72 at a car boot in Stickney, totaling an impressive £266.27. It was great to see the community to come together and the event was supported by a number of Linkage staff attending the event in their lunch hour.
A big thank you to this fantastic group of young people who showed great enthusiasm and helped to spread the Linkage word.
If you would like to hold an event on behalf of Linkage please get in touch. Whether you’re thinking of having a bake sale, abseiling down the Eiffel Tower or running an ultra-marathon, we would love to help you help us by providing whatever support we can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01790 752499.