Steve in Partnership with Sefton CVS(August 30, 2012)
Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram spent time this week with a group of inspirational young people who are taking part in this years National Citizen Service programme which is being led locally by Sefton CVS, a local charity that promotes and assists community activity.
Steve explained, "Sefton CVS together with Sefton Youth Service (Sefton MBC), Liverpool Youth and Play Service (Liverpool City Council), Future Life Skills, Sefton Education Business Partnership (EBP), Volunteer Centre Sefton, Merseyside County Scouts, Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership (GMCP), St Helens Rugby Football Club, the Army and Sefton Leisure Services (Sefton MBC) have engaged 160 young people in their programme. It is aimed at 15 to 17 year olds and up to 25 if with disabilities. NCS supports young people to develop their skills and attitudes through team building residential experiences and social action in the local community."
Steve continued, "There are many first-class examples of social action projects that have been led by young people from Liverpool including the Liverpool Youth Festival which raised £300 for Aintree Hospital and Walton ICU and the World Peace Campaign & Celebration in Liverpool City Centre. With the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, many young people have been inspired to become more involved in extra curricular activites. In Liverpool we have a proud tradition of our young people working hard to remember our past, remain optimistic about our future and to help those less fortunate than ourselves. I'm delighted to see that this tradition shows no sign of ending with the current generation of scousers."