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An overgrown garden at a Dudley community centre has been transformed thanks to the hard work of students from City of Wolverhampton College.

The eight youngsters, who were all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust self development programme, spent two weeks tidying up an outside area at the African Caribbean Community Network in Abberley Street.

The group cut back and pruned the garden area, repaired wooden flower beds, painted fences and designed playground games on the tarmac.

They raised the cash needed for the project by bag packing at local supermarkets, organising a cake sale and taking part in a sponsored walk.

Team leader Hayley Giles said: “Team 275 have worked incredibly hard transforming a very tired and worn out garden. The community centre is extremely grateful of the support we have given and can’t believe the difference the students have made so far.”

In the next few weeks the group will also be attending a local soup kitchen and working with the Beacon Centre for the Blind.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme gives unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem through a range of outdoor activities, community work and work experience.

For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit or call 0800 842 842.

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