Wisbech residents can look forward to getting even more out of their local community centre thanks to the efforts of youngsters.
Young people taking part in Fenland’s Princes Trust Team programme spent two weeks sprucing up the outdoor garden areas of The Oasis Centre, as part of their work in the community.
Participants on the 12-week course identified the project, raised more than £400 to support it, planned, managed and carried out the work in just a fortnight, along with help from Wisbech firefighters.
Steve Lucas, leader of the Prince’s Trust Team programme in Fenland, said: “They really got stuck in to this project from all angles.
“It has been a real learning curve as every person had to project manage at some point, helping them to develop skills and overcome personal challenges to bring the team together.
“They re-laid decking, painted fences, repaired planter boxes and put new flowers in. We really hope the local community enjoy the improvements this summer.”
They raised money for the project through a bag pack, which raised £327, and a car wash, which raised over £100.
Donations were also made by Tesco March, Tesco Wisbech, Halfords, Buildbase, J T Campion Nursery, Barrett’s Bridge Nursery, Union Jack Nursery, Community Repaint March and Ridgeons.
Chris Stevens, Oasis Centre and Trust manager, said: “The group of young people that worked on the garden from the Fenland Prince’s Trust have been fantastic.
“They all worked so hard, were extremely polite and we definitely wouldn’t have been able to achieve what they have in such a short space of time.
“I hope they all find work because they will be a credit to any company. None of them are afraid of hard work and they are all willing to try everything. I wish them all the best for the future.”