A THOUGHTFUL group of Wee County young people took part in a series of challenges recently to raise money for charity.

No One Left Behind is the Scottish Government’s approach to employability that focuses on the needs of the individual first and foremost.

Triage, who deliver this programme across six areas in Scotland including Clackmannanshire, recently embarked on a series of fun challenges to raise vital funds.

The group of young people on this course got together to do something special for Home Start – a UK wide charity that supports families with young children through challenging times.

“When it comes to the last Wednesday of the month, we always let the course group decide what they would like to do to celebrate their achievements that month,” said Sharon Hewetson, Triage programme manager.

“Last month the group took part in a singing activity to boost their confidence, and this month they wanted to give back to their local community so set their sights on some charity work.”

The group of 16 did several activities including the ice bucket challenge, leg waxing and a sponsored silence, raising around £200 for Home Start UK.

“Although it wasn’t fun getting my legs waxed, it was for a good cause and great to help out a local charity,” said Connor Monaghan.

Fellow NOLB participant Declan Sillars added: “We wanted to do something positive for the local community and had some fun while raising money.”

Sharon continued: “All the activities we do are part of supporting people into work, training or education.

“It’s our job to get people to a stage where they feel comfortable and confident to take that next step and build a better life for themselves and their families.

“Although we like to have some fun along the way, an average day for those individuals on NOLB typically includes one-to-one support so we can fully understand their goals and then we build a plan to help them achieve this.

“This support can range from coping with anxiety, creating a CV, completing application forms, or even helping them prepare for an interview.”

Triage deliver this service in Clackmannanshire, Aberdeen, Stirling, North Lanarkshire, Falkirk and Edinburgh.

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