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Prince's Trust team proudly takes the stage
BRIDPORT’S latest Prince’s Trust team did themselves proud when they stood up in front of an audience at the town hall.
The second Bridport team to undergo the 12-week programme, run by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, each gave presentations on their roles in the scheme designed to allow 16 to 25-year-olds to undertake many different activities while working towards a nationally recognised award.
The participants, who usually come from a variety of different backgrounds, had the opportunity to spend a week away at a residential activity centre, undertake a project based in their local community, complete a work placement and participate in a team challenge, involving caring for others.
As part of their challenge the team held a charity car wash at the fire station and helped out a mothers’ and children’s group, a residential home and a youth group.
Marie-Clare Nicholson, Prince’s Trust franchise manager said: “The course is aimed at helping to change the lives of these young people.
“It gives them something to aim for and a better chance within the workforce.
“In 2013 we have helped more than 100 young people progress to university, employment, apprenticeships and living independently.
“We have also won a regional award for our community project work, which we are extremely proud of.”
She added: “We run courses throughout the year across Dorset.
“Please have a look at the Prince’s Trust website or contact Sonya on 01305 753035 for more information.”