Last week we had some lovely student volunteers along to Mundy House Care Home in Basildon. As part of the local NCS scheme, the students raised over £400 to spend on giving our garden a makeover.
As well as planting new plants and painting the fences, they created a stunning piece of wall art featuring a London Bus and iconic red phone box. The benefits of interaction across the generations is widely reported, and they were certainly evident during the NCS visit last week. While here, the students befriended the residents, got involved in activities and treated them to a good old sing-along!
NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience. It is open to 16 and 17 year olds for two or four weeks over the summer holidays. As part of the programme participants take part in a community-based social action project. We are so pleased that they chose to help Mundy House, and all of our residents and staff will miss them greatly.