Prince's Trust team hands over project in Crewe
An autism network resource centre in Crewe has been given a revamp by young people, as part of a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service-led Prince’s Trust Programme.
The team of 11, aged between 16 and 25, have been busy creating a sensory garden for the centre on Prince Albert Street, Crewe.
They renovated an arts and craft room and garden area creating a sensory area for its users. To fund the cost for the project the team bag packed customers shopping Morrison’s in Crewe in exchange for donations.
As part of the 12-week Prince’s Trust programme the team had to complete a community project to graduate and picked the boxing club to work on.
Sarah McCreaddie is the programme manager for the Crewe Prince’s Trust Team and oversaw the project. She said:
“This is a brilliant facility for local people to use and the sensory area looks lovely.
“The whole team should be very proud of how hard they have worked to get the project finished, within budget and on time, ready for the handover. It’s now a nice space for everyone to use and enjoy.”
The Prince’s Trust Programme aims to move young people into full time employment. By doing this community project it helped them to not only gain practical experience but also skills in how to project manage and budget.
The finished project was unveiled in front of dignitaries, Cheshire Fire Authority members and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service staff on November 9.
The Prince’s Trust Programme is led by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and gives young people between the ages of 16 and 25 the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and gain greater self-confidence. The primary focus is on team work within the community so the Team is looking for local placements in a variety of roles.
Over the 12-week course the young people look to push themselves physically and mentally and the community project is part of the programme.
If anyone would like to find out more information about the next Crewe programme, which starts in the New Year, please contact Sarah McCreaddie on 07837 121523
Date published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:27:20 GMT