A 16 year old who battled cancer at the age of 10 is raising money for the children's hospice that supported her family.

Seren Arthurs, former GCSE student from Evesham hopes to raise £1,000 with her NCS group for the social aspect of the NCS experience. After being diagnosed with t-lymphoblastic lymphoma in November 2013, having to endure three and a half years of chemotherapy proved difficult for her and her family. Acorns Children's Hospice were there to help.

Seren said "Acorns provided a parent support group where my parents were able to meet up with others going through the same things and they could go upstairs and talk knowing that we were all being looked after by acorns staff. It really helped us because I got to meet other children going through the same thing and my parents had support to make the process easier."

Two other members of the NCS group, based in Wallace house in Evesham also helped to choose this charity in memory of their cousin, who sadly passed away at aged 2 and a half in an Acorns hospice.

The help and support the Hospice provide whilst parents go through this process has been recognised by the NCS group, whom hope to spread the word about their events to raise money in order to supply the hospice with donations and toys for the children spending their lives in care.

They have organised a coffee morning on Monday August 5 situated in the front room of Wallace house from 10am-1pm and a walk from Evesham to Pershore dressed as Disney characters on Tuesday August 6.

On Wednesday August 7 NCS member Benjamin Bumpsteed will be bravely taking part in a sponsored head shave conducted by mayor of Evesham Mark Goodge, as well as NCS leader James Middleton, whom is willing to shave his head if they have already raised £650. This event will take place at 11am outside the town hall.

Miss Arthurs, who is starting at The De Montfort School sixth form in September, and the whole NCS team are hopeful to have many members of the public take part in attending and donating to the charity events.