26 May 2017

On Tuesday evening members of the RNLI, Guild Care and the Dogs Trust joined Shoreham Port and Concordia Volunteers for an art launch at Southwick Station. The artwork was created by students taking part in a National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

Taking part in the art project gave the volunteers the opportunity to work in their local community and engage with local charities. The artwork is a celebration of community spirit and unity amongst charities and organisations in the Southwick/Shoreham area.

The project took place as part of Shoreham Port’s station partnership with Southwick Station. The Port has been in partnership with the station since 2012 and has joined forces on a number of exciting community projects, including a photography competition and poetry competition.

Katie Orchin, Marketing & Communications Manager at Shoreham Port commented “We thoroughly enjoyed working with Concordia and the NCS participants on the art project. The young volunteers were enthusiastic, committed and incredibly creative and we are all so impressed with the end result. The artwork looks fantastic at Southwick Station and I am sure it will be enjoyed by the community and commuters for years to come.”

Fiona Callender, Volunteer Programme Manager at Concordia Volunteers commented “The NCS programme brings together young people, which as a team achieve the most amazing things. I hope these art pieces will be a daily reminder to the commuters and visitors to the station of the important role young people have in the local community.” 

To find out more about opportunities available with Concordia Volunteers please visit www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk.

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