Erewash MP Maggie Throup has met with volunteers undertaking their National Citizen Service, to discuss a project they are running which aims to raise awareness and funds for local homelessness charity the Canaan Trust.
The National Citizen Service is targeted at 16 and 17 year olds, and helps them to build skills for work and life through social action.
Since it was launched by the Government in 2011, the Service has signed up over 275,000 volunteers.
Following the meeting Maggie present the group with a food parcel to pass on to the Canaan Trust.
“It is great to meet such an enthusiastic group of young people who want to make a difference within our community.
“Homelessness is a problem that is often overlooked outside of the big cities, and so I see the Canaan Trust as a real asset here in Erewash.
“The National Citizen Service is a real success story and the skills that are developed by the volunteers will undoubtedly be of real benefit to them as they progress in life."