Prince's Trust

A new breakfast club set up to bring together businesses and community groups in East Wolverhampton has been declared a resounding success.

Just three months after the group was set up, the meetings are attracting more than 30 representatives from a range of companies, training schemes, voluntary groups and charities keen to share information and find out more about events in the local area.

The breakfast club was established in January by Prince’s Trust Team Leader Jo Lewis and Assistant William Jones in partnership with local community magazine publisher Simon Archer.

Jo, who works at City of Wolverhampton College, originally set up the group to promote the new Prince’s Trust team programme being run in Wednesfield. The 12 week scheme 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.

Jo said: “The Prince’s Trust scheme relies on the support of individuals and businesses who offer work experience, mock interviews and voluntary projects for students. The breakfast club was set up to help us build partnerships and create opportunities for young people, and has become invaluable for sharing local information, with police, local councillors, major retailers and small businesses all attending.

“The feedback has been really good and a lot of people have said how useful it has been to find out about what’s happening in the local area and promote their businesses.”

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th March, 2015 at 8:15 at Sainsburys in Wednesfield. For more information email Jo Lewis on

For more information on the Prince’s Trust programme contact City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000.


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