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Pearson welcome young members of the NCS

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Pearson were delighted to welcome young members of the National Citizens Service to our offices, and support them in their charitable endeavours last week.

The National Citizens Service provides a 3-4 week experience for 15 to 17 year-olds, aiming to build confidence and develop skills for use in later life.

Pearson welcomed two groups from the NCS, both of which were tasked with developing a plan, within the space of a week, to engage with the community, and for the benefit of a charity chosen by the participants.

One group raised money for Mencap, a charity committed to improving the lives of those with learnings difficulties, such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome, whilst the other raised money for improving social cohesion in the Oldham area, and were aiming to put together an event to bring the community together.

Aaron Marshall, a commercial litigation solicitor with Pearson, commented:

“It was a privilege to meet such enthusiastic and engaged young people in the area. Both groups were clearly talented, and model members of the NCS. Seeing young members of the community, who were so committed to giving back to society, was a fantastic experience for us and we’d be delighted to welcome any of the members back.”

Kate Hunter, a commercial property solicitor at Pearson, had this to say:

“The representatives of NCS were engaged, intelligent and curious. They were confident in asking questions about the firm, what we do, and who we are. All round, it was a lovely experience, and to have the opportunity to meet such promising young people was brilliant. I’m sure they have exciting futures to look forward to.”

Pearson were more than happy to give their time to assist, and are always keen to engage with the local community, promote our already strong corporate social responsibility, and assist in charitable endeavours at every opportunity. Recent charitable events we have participated in or organise include climbing Snowdon for charity, supporting the Save The Children Christmas Jumper campaign, and donating to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice through our wills program.

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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