Youngsters raise funds to support Kangaroos

Teeangers support special needs charity Kangaroos in Haywards Heath SUS-150327-152229001
Teeangers support special needs charity Kangaroos in Haywards Heath SUS-150327-152229001

Mid Sussex Special needs charity, Kangaroos, would like to say a big thank you to the group of teenagers from the National Citizen Service programme that helped raise over £500 for them!

They spent last Saturday bag packing at Burgess Hill Tesco as well as organising an Easter Egg hunt grid, with a selection of Easter eggs kindly donated by Tesco’s.

As part of the course, the young people had to commit themselves to a Social Action Project within a local community, spending 30 hours developing and putting it into action and Kangaroos were delighted when they were chosen as a worthy organisation to support.

As well as fundraising, they also visited the youngest Kangaroos group, Pals and saw how all the sensory toys benefitted those with more complex needs.

They also came and volunteered at one of the after school clubs in Haywards Heath, helping with a craft session.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility and helps build skills for work and life.

It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

For more information of the National Citizen Service scheme visit

Special thanks go to Burgess Hill Tesco community ambassador, Jo Covey for her amazing support and allowing the fundraising activity to place in store and to media student, Tom Scott who took the photographs as part of his studies.

The funds raised by the young people are nearly half way to purchasing a portable sensory unit for Kangaroos, so if there are any local businesses or individuals out there that would be interested in matching what they made, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Report and pictures contributed by Kangaroos.