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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

'Team' programme brushes up on DIY skills in aid of charity

04/11/2016

Members of the Prince's Trust 'Team' programme
Members of the Prince's Trust 'Team' programme

Kind-hearted members of The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, have been brushing up on their DIY skills to help a local charity.

"We are optimistic that the work carried out by participants on the Team programme will make a difference to the lives of people accessing The House of Bread and that they will enjoy their vibrant surroundings."

Prince’s Trust Team Leader Joyce Underwood

Seventeen youngsters carried out an eight-day project at The House of Bread in Stafford.

They cleared the cellar at the organisation’s Browning Street meeting place before stripping the walls ready for a fresh coat of paint.

The group also sorted through clothes, food and other items donated to the charity as well as preparing food parcels at the House of Bread’s Beaconside and Browning Street sites.

Participants hand-picked The House of Bread as their chosen charity. The ogranisation offers home-cooked meals to vulnerable residents and homeless people in the borough.

The young people took part in bag-packs at Tesco and Asda as well as donning fancy dress for a static cycle ride in The Guildhall to pay for the equipment used in the revamp.

Prince’s Trust Team Leader Joyce Underwood said: "The young people chose The House of Bread because of the excellent work that it does in supporting vulnerable members of the community who really need a bit of help. They put a lot of effort into organising their fundraising events and we are delighted that they managed to raise an impressive £290 as a result.

"We are optimistic that the work carried out by participants on the Team programme will make a difference to the lives of people accessing The House of Bread and that they will enjoy their vibrant surroundings."