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This has been a great experience which helped me challenge my disability

 

I first heard of NCS when they came into my college to talk about the project and what was involved.  I wanted to take part as it involved helping the community and I want to be involved in a project like this.  The community has helped me with my disability through sport and I wanted to give something back to them.

I have gained many skills especially being able to organise different jobs.  I have been able to help other people and we were able to organise bingo for the elderly in their residential home.  I managed to carry out tasks asked of me finding equipment and prices for our fun day.  I have gained skills that will help me in the future especially with future employment.

I have enjoyed the whole NCS project and did not realise how much I could achieve.  I especially enjoyed the kayaking and canoeing.  I thought my disability would hold me back in some tasks but I have had help and support from the group and made to feel equal.  I was given the task of sorting out what was needed for the fun day and I am very proud that I managed to succeed in this task.

I was very anxious about starting NCS as I only knew one person.  I struggle with new things happening in my life.  I should never have worried as the whole experience with NCS has been amazing and I think has built my confidence and now I feel I can meet new challenges and overcome them.

We chose Cheshire Young Carers as our charity because they are a local charity with similar ages to our group.  We think they do an amazing job and the people cared for would not be able to cope without them.  We organised a fun day with various stalls and activates for all ages.  We are also doing a sponsored walk blindfolded, 3 legged and in wheelchairs so that we can understand disabilities other people face on a day to day basis.

This has been a great experience which helped me challenge my disability and overcome fears so I can approach life and not be so anxious.  Thank you.

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