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Prince's Trust Team work helps those in need

20/12/2017

Front to back, L-R: Andrew Stanworth, Toni from YMCA???, Sarah Higham, Garry Wakeman, Jemma Kitson, Becky Mills, Sharron Finch (Assistant Team Leader), Charlotte Seymour (Team Leader) & Connor Keenan
Front to back, L-R: Andrew Stanworth, Toni fromYMCA, Sarah Higham, Garry Wakeman, Jemma Kitson, Becky Mills, Sharron Finch (Assistant Team Leader), Charlotte Seymour (Team Leader) & Connor Keenan

Young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust Team Programme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have completed a project to help those in need this Christmas.

“For most Christmas is a wonderful time of the year but not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy a warm bed let alone a hot meal and friendly company. We’re really proud that our students have recognised this and done something positive to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”

Team Leader Charlotte Seymour

Young people taking part in the Prince’s Trust Team Programme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have completed a project to help those in need this Christmas.

The participants from Cannock took the idea of having a reverse advent calendar where the focus is on giving rather than receiving each day.

Throughout December the students asked staff and firefighters to donate one item each day, placing items in collection boxes provided around the county. Members of the public also contributed in Cannock and Stafford.

On Monday December 18 the team gathered the donated items together and took them to the YMCA at Rugeley.

Team Leader Charlotte Seymour said: “The young people were asked to think of a different way of helping others this Christmas and the reverse advent calendar worked really well.

“The Team received a generous amount of donations and each one will help someone in some way.

“For most Christmas is a wonderful time of the year but not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy a warm bed let alone a hot meal and friendly company. We’re really proud that our students have recognised this and done something positive to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”