Hyde youngsters complete Prince’s Trust course
Monday 19th December 2016 @ 15:58 by Adam Higgins
Community Hyde News

Young people from Hyde have been presented with their Prince’s Trust certificates after successfully completing the latest course.

If the Prince’s Trust has one primary objective, it must be to enrich the life chances of vulnerable young people, who, for varying reasons, have experienced difficulties.

The youth charity gives disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find a job and three in four young people helped by the scheme move into work, training or education.

This has been the objective of dedicated officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for a number of years and, judging by listening to the confident young people who were awarded their Prince’s Trust Awards certificates at the latest ceremony, successful results have become the norm.

The 12 week programmes are designed to boost and develop the candidate’s confidence and skills, and GMFRS Team Leaders work with them to ensure they get the support they need, every step of the way, in a series of team building and confidence boosting, yet fun ways.

This helps them transform their lives by helping them gain the skills and self-belief to get into jobs, education and training.

The awards ceremony took on a change from the conventional, by adopting a creative style in the form of parodying popular TV programmes and featured two teams from Hyde 15 and Stockport 21 programmes.

The presentation was hosted by Stockport and Tameside Borough Commander, Paul Starling, who praised the achievements of both teams and their team leaders.

During their 12 week training course, they had also raised £382.84, which is to be split between local charities and involved them in a number of special fund raising projects.

Stockport chose to work to help Brinnington Church groups, while Hyde renovated the outdoor area of the 2nd Stalybridge Scouts.

The teams also raised money for their chosen community projects by ‘bag packing’ and collecting Christmas presents for disadvantaged children.

The Prince’s Trust has supported more than a million young people since it was established in 1976, so if you know of any young person who you think could be helped by joining the Prince’s Trust programme, recruiting for the next team starts in the New Year on Monday, January 30, 2017.

For further information, you can call 0800 555 815.