Hard work pays off for Trust volunteers

The presentations were made at Fleetwood High School, by Councillor Pete Murphy.Back from left, Patrick Terry, Ashley Taylor, Ryan Long, Councillor Murphy, Nathan Kight and Ryan Lawton. Front from left, Lauren Hornby, Charlotte Fennell, Steven McLaughlin, Melissa Moore and Martyn McKay.
The presentations were made at Fleetwood High School, by Councillor Pete Murphy.Back from left, Patrick Terry, Ashley Taylor, Ryan Long, Councillor Murphy, Nathan Kight and Ryan Lawton. Front from left, Lauren Hornby, Charlotte Fennell, Steven McLaughlin, Melissa Moore and Martyn McKay.

PRINCES Trust volunteers have been getting stuck in to some hard graft as part of their latest challenge.

Eleven young people have spent 12 weeks in the heart of the community gaining vital skills to help them find jobs or secure college courses.

And their hard work culminated this week in a presentation evening to celebrate their achievements.

As part of the course the team completed a community project at St. Wulstan’s Church.

They gave the grounds of the Poulton Road church a makeover, jet washing paths, clearing leaves and tidying the area.

Student social worker Natalie Ellis, who has been working with the group said: “The group also took part in a team challenge which involved taking a group of war veterans to the Imperial War Museum in Manchester.

“And to complete the community side of the course, they also organised a day out in Poulton and lunch for some of St. Wulstan’s Church parisioners. Both days were very worthwhile and were of real benefit to the volunteers.”

The presentation night was held at Fleetwood High School where they received certificates which will help when searching for work or applying for college courses.

Some also gained literacy and numeracy qualifications.

Added Natalie: “One volunteer managed to gain an apprenticeship in health care as a direct result of the Prince’s Trust course. She started the day after the course finished.” The course is run in partnership with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.