Fleetwood’s young folk on a princeley job...
Members of the Prince’s Trust carried out the work at Tommy’s Club for Young People, based at the Lofthouse Building on London Street, Fleetwood.
They didn’t just paint walls a new colour, however.
The work included impressive murals of boxers and other sports people.
After they had completed the work, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Coun John Hodgkinson and wife Linda, officially cut the ribbon.
Coun Hodgkinson had plenty of praise for the young people involved.
He said: “This is a wonderful scheme and these young people have excelled.”
The work at Tommy’s was a community project, just part of a 12-week course the young people are involved with.
They have already enjoyed an outward bound residential course.
Louise Rainford, from Lancashire Fire and Rescue, led Prince’s Trust Team 27 in the project.
She said: “The young people took inspiration from famous boxers and that helped them create brilliantly artistic murals to inspire other young people. They did a great job.”
Next for the young people comes work placements with businesses in the Fleetwood and Wyre area.
The Prince’s Trust runs a range of training programmes and provides mentoring support for people aged 16 to 25, many of who are not currently in work or training but have plenty of potential.