The National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme provides opportunities for 15 to 17-year-olds to embark on exhilarating challenges and build skills for work and life in general. For the past two summers, groups of NCS youngsters have undertaken projects at Hyde Park Cemetery. Last year one of the groups created a lovely garden area alongside the main entrance, from what had been an unloved patch of earth. See the before and after photos below.

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Earlier this week the Friends met with staff from Club Doncaster Foundation, who manage the NCS scheme in this area. Agreement was reached on a project for two groups to complete during their social action weeks next month. Please watch out for future posts on this subject.