NCS participants attempting World Record in Carlisle this afternoon

Young people from Carlisle are attempting  to set a world record for the tallest spiral tower of two pence pieces at The Sands Centre this afternoon. They aim to build a tower measuring approximately six feet tall.

The young people are part of this year’s National Citizen Service. Throughout the week they have undertaken fundraising activities in aid of Carlisle Mencap and the Make a Wish Foundation. £350 has been raised so far; this money will be used to build the tower before being donated to the charities.

“As part of NCS teams are challenged to come up with a way to make a difference in their community. The team wanted to do something unique whilst also raising money for great causes, the world record attempt is their response to this challenge.” Caroline Renwick – Team Leader

National Citizen Service is a country-wide programme for 16 and 17yr olds, delivered by Inspira in Cumbria and Lancashire. NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and making their mark by volunteering for community projects.

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