Statement on the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
8 September 2022
In response to the news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Mark Gifford, CEO of the NCS Trust gives a statement. Read what he had to say.
“It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today. We send our deepest condolences to the new King and the entire Royal Family at this very sad time.
“The Queen was a shining example of what it means to live a life of service from a very young age, showing unwavering dedication to her country. As Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, she has left a truly remarkable legacy for so many people across the country and around the world.
“For over half a century The Queen was an incomparable global figure of unstinting duty, from her actions during World War II as a teenager through to her last few weeks of life, inviting our new Prime Minister to form a government on her behalf only this week.
“Throughout her extraordinary life The Queen met global leaders, states people and celebrities at home and abroad.
“The Queen found strength and consolation from her deep faith and is now reunited with her beloved Philip, The Prince Duke of Edinburgh, whom she fondly referred to as “my strength and my stay”.
“This much-loved member of our Royal Family was also the matriarch of a family that is today grieving her passing.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
About NCS (National Citizen Service)
NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds (and between 18 and 24 with SEND or a disability), NCS is a youth programme that has traditionally run every summer and autumn during school holidays, and offers a range of experiences for young people throughout the year. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, learn about independent living, take on new challenges and in the process build lifelong friendships.
The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential skills for life. Participants then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.
Since 2009 more than 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 15 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.
NCS offers bursaries and support to those who need it most, including young people with special educational needs or disabilities, in line with its commitment to make the life-changing NCS experience available to every young person.
NCS delivers value for money. £3.49 of benefits to society for every £1 spent. During lockdown NCS has had over 1.7 million unique engagements with teens through its ‘Staying Connected’ hub.
About NCS Trust
NCS Trust is an Arm's Length Body of DCMS incorporated by Royal Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service.
National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter
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