Prince's Trust team revamp Winsford boxing club

Prince's Trust team revamp Winsford boxing clubA local boxing club in Winsford 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 nine, aged between 16 and 25, have been busy painting and cleaning rooms at Winsford ABC Boxing Club in Weaver Street.

They have transformed training area which is used by people of all ages for their community project. To help fund some of the cost for the project the team bag packed customers shopping at Asda in Winsford 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.

Jennie Pye is the team leader for the Winsford Prince’s Trust Team and oversaw the project. She said: “This is a brilliant facility for local people to use and boxing is a great way to exercise and keep people physically active.

“The whole team should be very proud of how hard they have worked to get the project finished. Although the boxing gym paid for the paint, the team raised money from bag packing to buy the rest of the materials.”

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, boxing club staff, Cheshire Fire Authority members and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service staff on October 25.

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 Winsford programme, please contact Team Leader Jennie Pye on 07875 565 095

Date published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:31:30 GMT

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