STUDENTS GIVE DUDLEY SOUP KITCHEN A HOME GROWN BOOST
Students from City of Wolverhampton College have helped give a Dudley soup kitchen home grown boost.
The group of nine students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Programme delivered by the college, spent a fortnight transforming grounds at Dudley Community Church so that they could be enjoyed by visitors.
As part of their project they prepared a vegetable plot, to enable the soup kitchen to use its own produce in meals.
The team raised the £350 needed for the project by taking part in a bag pack as Asda in Dudley, holding a tombola and cake sale and organising a car wash.
Team Leader Hayley Giles said: “The team have worked incredibly hard even when the weather was not on their side. They have done so well that even though the rain could have delayed them they pushed on and completed one day ahead of the schedule.”
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 www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.