Young Princes Trust volunteers create flower beds and redecorate social club
9:47am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
YOUNG people have transformed their community with two projects designed to make life better for local people.
The group of 11 unemployed people, aged between 16 and 25, who make up Bolton Team 33 are working with the Prince’s Trust Team programme with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to help to improve their confidence and employability prospects.
Along with a grant awarded from Affinity Sutton Housing, the young people, all from Bolton, raised more than £500, through bag packing for customers at Marks and Spencer and Asda, to spend on re-establishing flower beds on the Platt Hill estate, in Deane, as well as redecorating Our Lady of Lourdes Social Club in Farnworth.
The empty beds at Platt Hill were weeded and filled with fruit bushes and flowers to improve the look for neighbours, as well as providing fruits that can be picked used in community cooking projects.
At Our Lady of Lourdes the team decorated the bar area and hallway to give the club a new lease of life which included a feature wall painted in “vibrant plum”.
The young people will now go on to complete work experience placements before going on to work on their employability and interview skills to help them in their search for work.
Anyone interested in taking part in the next Team Programme, starting in the new year, delivered by GMFRS at Bolton Fire Station contact Lauren Garner, team manager on 07581336187.
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