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Prince's team needs help to complete garden project at Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech

A group of young people with the 'backing' of Prince Charles are about to embark on revamping the garden at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech.

The 12, who are aged 16 to 25 are currently taking part in the Prince's Trust Team Project, and are looking for sponsorship to help them complete the work in the centre's three gardens.

Prince Charles devised the Team Project as part of his Prince's Trust charity and it aims to help young people aged 16 to 25, who for whatever reason are not in education, work or training.

The aim of the 12-week scheme is to see the young people achieve a qualification whilst building their self-esteem and helping them to develop new skills.

Kim Chapman, the team leader, explained the current Team Project is the third to be run in Fenland since the programme was launched last year.

The programme includes a series of units each one goes towards a final qualification. The team are currently on the third unit which requires them to plan, fund and execute a community project.

Kim said: "They have decided to revamp the gardens at the Alan Hudson Centre. There are three areas and they are all looking tired.

"The group are currently planning what they want to do, and what they need to do the work. They have then got to raise the funding to pay for it. I anticipate they will need at least £1,000 to complete the task.

"They will be approaching local companies for sponsorship and will be asking for donations too. They are also holding fundraising activities including a sponsored bike ride at Tesco in Wisbech on Monday (11), and a car wash in Peter's Church hall car park on Tuesday (12) and Thursday (14).

"Wedneday we will be on site all day co-ordinating what we need and we will also be open to receive donations. If anyone has plants, or planters, or a bench then we would be grateful to receive them."

One of the units also includes the team members undertaking two weeks' work experience and everyone has found a placement with the exception of one 21-year-old woman who is looking to do youth support work.

If anyone can offer her a placement then please contact the Prince's Trust team at their base in St Peter's Church Hall - they are open Monday to Friday.

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