Young people from across London have been doing their bit for charity by taking part in a volunteering scheme with Haven House Children’s Hospice.

As part of NCS Powered by The Challenge, a youth programme for 15-17 year olds run by the National Citizen Service (NCS), 136 volunteers participated in a range of activities including bucket collecting at three supermarkets, placing Red House Boxes in the community and requesting raffle prizes from local businesses.

The teenagers handed out flyers and posters for last month’s Pumpkin Plod, a series of sponsored 5 and 10k family walks through Epping Forest. They also created content for the hospice’s social media channels.

One hundred and thirty six young people from across five London boroughs (Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Haringey, Enfield and Redbridge) took part in the scheme.

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House Children’s Hospice said: “It’s great to see so many young people volunteering with us and learning about our important work.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills, and give something back to the local community.

“Haven House relies on the support of volunteers to ensure we provide the best possible service to local life-limited children and their families.”

If you’d like know more about volunteering for Haven House Children's Hospice please contact Andrea Thorogood on 020 8505 9944 or email [email protected]