A Princes Trust team of young people are working on the Silk Road underpass – on a 12 week development programme aimed at helping them get into training, education or work. They are now in the community project phase – aimed at giving back to the community and building relationships with new partners.
The team have given the underpass several coats of paint before adding six large artworks – all designed and produced by the team.
Parallel with their efforts they’ve built a relationship with the new Mayor of Macclesfield (Adam Schofield), Tesco, Macclesfield Town Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire – and these links have helped the team to raise much needed funds to help them complete their project. With the addition of their fundraising efforts at Morrisons in Buxton they hope to be on track to hit their budget.
A lot of hard work has been put in by the team to make this area feel safer, more attractive and hopefully help reduce anti-social behaviour in the area. These are the key reasons the team chose to do this project.
The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. They help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.
Many of the young people helped are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.
The Princes Trust has returned £1.4 billion in value to society through its help for disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone.
Free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives and help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.
The next team programme starts 1st October
To see more information about taking part in the Team Programme with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service follow the link:
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