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Carlisle and Eden youngsters volunteering with Carlisle Key as part of NCS

[A] group of young people from Carlisle and Eden are working with Carlisle Key and the supportive accommodation in Water Street in order to provide starter packs, including sanitary items, for the homeless women.

In order to raise money for the supportive accommodation, the group who are currently taking part in National Citizen Service will be participating in a sponsored walk around Talkin Tarn on Friday the 4th August from 7:30-19:30 and setting up a carnival on Thursday the 10th August lasting from 11:00-15:00.

The group consists of 15-16 year olds from Carlisle and Eden, who came up with the idea after attending a Carlisle Key presentation as part of their second week of National Citizen Service.

Emma Hicks, one of the members of the group, said, “We felt passionate about this issue because we feel that it isn’t very widely recognised by the public and we wanted to give women comfort and hygiene when they’re at their most vulnerable.

“After our workshop with Carlisle Key, we found out how hard it was for homeless people and we realised that by making these packs, it could help to make their lives easier.”

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