Local young people receive Prince’s Trust award

Pictured are the group of volunteers who completed the 3 month   course with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service led Prince’s Trust programme.
Pictured are the group of volunteers who completed the 3 month course with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service led Prince’s Trust programme.

A group of young people have graduated from a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service led Prince’s Trust programme.

The group of 12 young people aged between 16 and 25 and one HMRC volunteer participant have achieved The Prince’s Trust Certificate after taking part in the charity’s ‘Team’ programme.

They were presented with their certificates by Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford and Prince’s Trust Executive, Paul Edwards during a ceremony held on the 17th December at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford.

During the course the participants completed a residential programme and four fundraising challenges which included two supermarket bag packs and a triathlon and a penalty shoot-out at Stafford College. Participants also took part in a community project, a two week work placement programme and a team challenge.

Joyce Underwood, Team Leader, said:

“We are incredibly proud of what the young people have achieved over the last 12 weeks. They have completed a community project which involved clearing waste ground for the community in association with Stafford and Rural Homes, as well as taking part in fundraising activities.

“They embarked upon all the challenges and activities undertaken with enthusiasm and commitment. It has been a real privilege to watch them blossom over the weeks as they developed new skills and grew in confidence. I would like to congratulate them all.”

The next Prince’s Trust Team programme starts on 1st of February 2016.
For more information email princes.trust@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or ring or text Joyce Underwood on: 07971 89353.

Further information is also available online at http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/princes-trust.asp