Prince's Trust students create vegetable patch

Young people from City of Wolverhampton College are digging in to show their support for a new coffee shop with a twist set to be launched in Dudley town centre this month.

The group of 10 students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust self development programme, are creating a vegetable patch at Coffee Commune, High Street.

The coffee shop, which is due to open in mid September, gives kind hearted customers the chance to buy a drink or meal for someone who can’t afford it by leaving a tab.

As part of the initiative the students are building planters out of old pallets and creating a small allotment that can be used to grow vegetables for people struggling with food costs.

The team raised more than £400 for the work by taking part in a car wash at Haden Cross Fire Station, organising a stall at Dudley market and bag packing at Co-op Sedgley.

Team Leader Michaella Evans said: “The team have worked really hard to create a beautiful space for the local community to visit, relax and feel inspired.”

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 click here.

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