A group of young people aged 16-25 have become the latest team at Morecambe Fire Station to complete the Prince’s Trust programme.
Throughout the 12 weeks the young people were put through their paces by completing a series of challenges which encouraged them to help out in their local community.
They underwent a painting and decorating project to help out LGBT Out In The Bay, a local charity to brighten up their office space which was in need of a lot of work.
They have fundraised to provide activities for local community members of Stanley’s Youth Centre, Mayfair Nursing home and Unique Kidz.
The team also spent time building their leadership skills with the firefighters and completed team building exercises on a residential experience in the Lake District.
Going out into the community has helped promote good working relationships with various agencies throughout the Lancaster and Morecambe district by helping and supporting people from different backgrounds which have included the homeless, young people with disabilities and the elderly.
They have also achieved certificates in First Aid and Basic Food Hygiene.
Paula Winder, the Prince’s Trust Programme Support Worker for the team, said: “We so often hear negative stories about young people but rarely do we hear positive ones.
“I am immensely proud of the team members as the programme is a very intense 12 weeks and the fact that they have made it through to the end and achieved a qualification in Employment, Teamwork and Community skills shows that they really were ready to make a difference to their future.”
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are now recruiting unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds for the next Prince’s Trust Team programme which will be starting at Morecambe Fire Station on September 26.
For more information, ring team leader Charlie on 07900 268708 or email PTmorecambe@lancsfirerescue.org.uk.