National Citizenship Service Teens given free tickets to meet Karren Brady

Teenagers taking part in the National Citizenship Service are being offered the chance to win tickets to a lunch with Apprentice star Karren Brady supporting the Georgia Williams Trust.

The Government’s small business ambassador will address guests from the local business community at the Telford International Centre on Friday 1st August.

The event is aimed at encouraging women to consider enterprise and entrepreneurship as a career and to inspire those who have already embarked upon that path.

Free tickets will be given a prize to lucky teenagers taking part in the National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme. The winners of a “Dragons’ Den” competition, held two days before the event, will receive tickets.

Last year a group of volunteers with the NCS scheme organised a concert, Ferret Fest, in Bowring Park, Wellington, to raise money for the Georgia Williams Trust. It was such a success that the team were shortlisted for the Most Outstanding National Citizen Service Team at the national vInspired awards and the team plan to run the event annually.

Lucy said: “The National Citizenship Service is a great initiative that really helps young people contribute to their communities and make a real difference.

“I’m delighted to announce that National Citizenship Service volunteers will be given tickets to the Karren Brady lunch.

“They’ll get to meet Karren and speak to the attendees about their experiences with the scheme.”

All profits from the event, which is being organised by community campaigner Lucy Allan, will go to the Georgia Williams Trust.

Georgia’s mother, Lynette Williams, said: “I am pleased that Lucy and her team decided to donate to The Georgia Williams Trust.

"It seems very apt that they are trying to promote women to be inspired and to take part in all life has to offer -exactly our motto, as it was all that which Georgia stood for in life. Ironically she seems to have driven a whole community to strive together for this.

“Georgia was all for women being able to join in, and have no barriers in achieving anything they wanted to in life.”