Frazer Paul Beeson, Folkestone
Frazer first heard about NCS through Facebook and when the team came to visit the school he knew it was something he wanted to try. Having a change of scenery, the opportunity to meet new people and a chance to take part in meaningful community work were things that swayed his decision.
Having completed the programme, Frazer now feels he has the ability to put trust in people more than he ever could before, instead of being so self-reliant he now feels that being able to trust others will help him in the future.
One of Frazer’s favourite parts of the programme was the residential activities, where he overcame one of his biggest challenges, putting trust in others. His social action project involved working as a team to raise money to buy clothing and blankets for the homeless, with any remaining money going to the Rainbow Centre. Frazer’s team felt that not enough was being done in their locality for the homeless and were very grateful for receiving the donations.
Being involved in the National Citizen Service has changed Frazer’s life for the better as he is now able to work in teams, and directly seeing the benefits of working in the community really gave a sense of achievement.
In the future Frazer still plans to remain involved in the community, he would like to do voluntary work at the foodbank and continue working with the homeless. He is also looking to become a team leader or assistant team leader for the NCS programme, so that he can continue to see how the positive effects of others can have amazing outcomes on others.
When asked what advice he would give to anyone thinking of doing the programme he said “Do it, it’s one of the best experiences you can do for yourself and your community, its self-rewarding.”
National Citizen Service
Frazer first heard about NCS through Facebook and when the team came to visit the school he knew it was something he wanted to try.