NCS volunteers make a difference at Riverside View

Sixteen young people from the NCS (National Citizen Service) spent a week at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington organising activities with our residents.

They bought paint and painted all the home's garden furniture, planted flowers, spent time getting to know residents, singing, dancing, making cakes and at the end of the week held a party!

They also presented the home with a CD player and karaoke machine, which was all funded by NCS.

Riverside View Home Manager Claire Westmorland said:

"We had a wonderful week with the NCS volunteers. They spread laughter, chatter and energy wherever they went and we loved having them in the home. 

It's been a great experience for all concerned and we hope to be able to link up with NCS again in the future."

Colin Plummer, NCS Team Leader said:

"I would like to thank the staff and residents of Riverside View for allowing my team of young people to spend time amongst them for our social action project.

"It was amazing to watch friendships form across the generations. I hope the time we spent with you has made as positive an impact on your residents as I’m sure it has on my team."

Date published: 16 September 2019


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