A group of 13 young people taking part in a Prince’s Trust scheme run by Groundwork have been supporting Rainbow House as part of their community project.

As part of their project they organised a fundraiser, which raised money they used during their work at Rainbow House. This included doing a supermarket bag pack in September at Asda in Chorley, where they raised £236.00 for use within the community project.

In October they then came to Rainbow House to complete their project. This involved major garden and maintenance work, including clearing leaves, weeds, digging up and moving flower beds/planters, clearing out sheds, planting bulbs, painting fences and helping with a huge clear out and filling a skip – to name just a few of the tasks they completed!!!

The young people were polite and a pleasure to work with. We have been blown away at how hard they have worked and the money they have saved us in manual work is incredible!

As part of the programme the young people also needed to develop their presentation skills. They made their Final Presentation at Rainbow House, when each young person delivered a short speech about their achievement, their job role and what it entailed. The presentation took place in front of Groundwork CLM Representatives, a Prince’s Trust Area Executive and the Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Mark Perks and the young people all did very well, showing just how much the course had helped them.

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