Santas invade Banbury! A group of students from the National Citizen Service in Banbury have created a fantastic video to help promote our Santa Dash and Christmas Trail event on Sunday 26 November. Dressed as Santa Claus, the youngsters descended on various local landmarks, including People's Park, Banbury Station, and what looks suspiciously like the Debenhams escalator in the Castle Quay shopping centre, to film a short clip of funny antics to help drum up support for the event. The National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15-17 year olds, funded largely by government money. The scheme gives groups of teenagers the chance to experience outward bound-style courses in the countryside, and gain a taste of independent living and learning a variety of skills for their future. They also plan and deliver a 'social action' project in their local community, often to raise awareness of or fundraise for a particular cause. Chris Higgins, Communications Officer at the Hospice, said: "We're so grateful to the NCS group for being so enthusiastic and getting really stuck in to help our hospice. They've worked really hard in putting the video together, and I'm sure it's been a great team building exercise for them too. The NCS is a great way to get teenagers involved in the local community in a way that benefits them and local organisation like ours, and we hope we can continue to work with them going forward." To find out more about the NCS scheme, please visit the NCS website by clicking here.