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NCS gets seal of approval

11 April 2016

Leader of the House of Commons visits Checkatrade Stadium.

Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, and Henry Smith, Crawley’s MP, visited the Checkatrade Stadium last week to see the work being done by our Community Foundation and the National Citizen Service project.

Community Foundation manager Birtug Kazim said: “We were really proud to hear Chris’s comments of how well a Football League 2 Club is achieving with the Foundation’s Community programme in comparison to other clubs he has visited, and in particular with the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme.

“It is a testament to the staff here, as well as the NCS young people who are working incredibly hard to raise awareness and fundraise for their chosen charity Crawley Open House, which provides support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or other forms of social exclusion.”


Henry Smith said: “I was pleased to show the Leader of the House of Commons some of the great local projects organised by the Crawley Town Community Foundation.

“This year’s Spring Programme is their second National Citizen Service scheme, and the initiative goes from strength to strength.

“Community awareness is a vital part of their work, and I’m pleased that their social action project includes supporting Crawley Open House.

“As a sign of how the Community Foundation is expanding, while we were in Crawley, the CTFC Kicks team were taking part in the Premier League Kicks Cup in Nottingham!”

We are staging a Fun Day and fundraiser to raise awareness of the National Community Service at the Carlisle game on Saturday, April 23. More details of what’s on offer will be announced before the match.

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