Bridlington’s young citizens rewarded

National Citizen Service participants from Bridlington receive their certificates from chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Coun Chad Chadwick.

National Citizen Service participants from Bridlington receive their certificates from chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Coun Chad Chadwick.

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THE achievements of groups of young people from Bridlington and all over the East Riding who took part in the National Citizen Service this summer have been celebrated.

Run locally by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s youth support service, the scheme encourages young people to get involved in their local communities by supporting the creation of local action projects.

At the event, youngsters from Bridlington, Beverley, Haltemprice and Holderness received certificates signed by the Prime Minister David Cameron from the chairman of the council, Coun Chad Chadwick, at a ceremony at Willerby Manor Hotel.

Katherine Stoney, volunteering officer with the youth support service, said: “The graduation event was a lovely chance for the families of the young people and representatives from community organisations to hear directly from the young people about how much they had enjoyed their summer, including the two residential stays.”

The event celebrated all their activities over the summer, including a speed awareness campaign in Bridlington, and others across the East Riding.

In total, the four groups raised more than £2,200 for their chosen charities over the summer as well as working towards a community volunteering qualification.

Lelah Hayhurst, from Bridlington, said: “I would now love to move onto international volunteering as this has been such a phenomenal experience. I would strongly recommend it.”

The youth support service is running a shortened version of the National Citizen Service, with a four-night outdoor pursuit residential over October half-term followed by 36 hours of social action.

For further information, contact William Vodden, development officer, on 01482 392803 or by email at william.vodden@eastriding.gov.uk