YOUNG people from Fleetwood and Wyre have done their bit to help out a fledgling business.
The team from the Prince’s Trust scheme painted railings and dug flower beds at the Mini Me nursery on Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood.
It was the latest project to be run by the Trust in Fleetwood, under the guidance of team leaders Louise Rainford and Allan Brickman, whose work has been sponsored by the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
The Trust runs a range of training programmes and provides mentoring support for people aged 16 to 25, many of whom are not currently in work or training but who have plenty of potential.
In the latest scheme, one of the girls with the Trust now plans to go into nursery nurse training, as a direct result of getting involved in this project at Mini Me.
Louise told the Weekly News: “It is a great project because it helps these young people realise what they can do.
“Working together as a team, utilising their own skills, seeing a worthwhile project come to fruition – it is all very positive.
“Mini Me Nursery is a new business and they really welcomed the input of our young people.”
Members of the latest Prince’s Trust crew came from Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton and Poulton.
Taking part were Peter Mason, Ashleigh Mayson, Amy Mosson, Leander Murphy, Daniel Munro, Zoe Robinson, Stacey Ramshaw and Craig Rutherford.
After several weeks of work, the project was completed last week, and among those attending the official “hand over” event were the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Coun David Bannister and wife Glenice.
The Mayor was certainly impressed with the young people’s endeavours.
He said: “What pleased me most was the enthusiasm of these young people, and how well disciplined they were.
“The other thing that impressed me was the standard of work they had done, right across the board. It really was first class.”
Coun Bannister added: “It is so important to encourage our young people because they are our future, and that’s what is so good about the Prince’s Trust.
“I told them I would do what I could to help them in future.”
Surveying the finished job, Corinne Pegler, owner of the Mini Me Nursery, said: “They were really professional in how they went about things, it was an absolute pleasure. We opened for business on January 3 and a lot of work needed doing here.
“The Prince’s Trust have been brilliant and one of the girls is now coming here on work placement.”