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.