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Community centre given some care

L12-1320 Prince's Trust Team, redecorating Saints Community Centre, Solway Road North, Luton.
Connie Primmer
JR 44
31.10.12

L12-1320 Prince's Trust Team, redecorating Saints Community Centre, Solway Road North, Luton. Connie Primmer JR 44 31.10.12

Pulling on their painters’ overalls and rolling back their sleeves, these 12 altruistic youngsters spent a week getting stuck into some serious work in Luton.

The team of 12 youths from the Luton area put their creative skills to good use and gave the Saints Community Centre in Solway Road North a sparkling makeover.

It was part of a 12-week personal development programme run by The Prince’s Trust for people aged 16-24 who are not in employment, education or training.

Luton Prince’s Trust team leader Connor Craddock said: “Part of the programme involves the team choosing a community project in the local area. Our 12 young people chose to re-decorate Saints Community Centre and for this they have had to fundraise, purchase all of the equipment and then complete the project.”

The team raised £550 for their cause by bag-packing in supermarket Iceland, and started work on the centre on October 29. By the end of the week, the centre was transformed. For more information about The Prince’s Trust and opportunities in this area, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk.

 

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