Ellie Edwards is a trainee workshop assistant for WiseUp Workshops in Morecambe. At the tender age of 18, Ellie credits the personal development she achieved on National Citizen Service for her success.

Initially very nervous about going on NCS, Ellie, who completed the programme in 2018, says her experience gave her so much confidence, new friends and the passion to make a difference in her community.

Now employed by a local charity WiseUp Workshops (who had initially encouraged Ellie to do NCS) Ellie is delivering workshops to local primary school children, teenagers & adults which will also include delivering social action workshops to all of our NCS waves this summer. Recently Ellie has also been made Secretary of the charity’s committee.

Commenting on NCS, Ellie said, “the best thing about NCS was the confidence I gained and the potential to make lasting friendships for the future.”

Good on you Ellie and congratulations on your role.