Wisbech charity puts out shirt appeal

Princes Trust garden display area celebrations at the Oasis Centre, Wisbech ANL-150627-084216009
Princes Trust garden display area celebrations at the Oasis Centre, Wisbech ANL-150627-084216009

A charity which aims to help young people back on their feet is appealing for donations of shirts.

The Princes Trust in Wisbech runs 12-week personal development courses for 16 to 25-year-olds who are not in full-time education or work.

It is already having an impact after four of the 16 people to complete the last course now have a regular job.

One of the people behind the project, Sue Clarke, who is on secondment from the police, is appealing for donations of shirts to raise money to go towards the costs of completing a project which would make a difference to people in the community.

Mrs Clarke and other members of the team will be running a shirt sale in the Wisbech Tesco store on Thursday, October 15, along with a bag pack.

She would be grateful if all shirts were washed and ironed.

Another bag pack will be held at the Asda store in Wisbech on Thursday, October 22.

The team is also looking for ideas for future community projects for the youngsters to get their teeth into.

Mrs Clarke, who is one of the town’s police community support officers, said: “The young people are our future. Sometimes they need someone to believe in them.

“Let’s show the young people of Fenland that we are there for them and for some it will be for the first time ever someone has been involved.”

If you would like to donate a shirt or suggest a project call: 07919 492316