Young team raise money for project

TWELVE young people on a learning provider’s Princes Trust Team programme raised thousands of pounds for a community project.

The team from provider Asphaleia wore fancy dress and offered activities such as face painting, nail painting, pin the tail on the Picachu, a treasure hunt and the opportunity to hug a giant chipmunk in Worthing town centre.

The funds raised are going towards paint and decorating materials for their community project.

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Sally Lambert, Princes Trust team leader at Ashpaleia, said: “The team looked fantastic in their fancy dress and really captured the public’s attention.”

The team programme is a twelve-week full-time course where young people get involved in team-building activities such as a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience. They will also get advice on how to write CVs and interview skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training. The trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year.

Asphaleia is now recruiting young people for the next team which starts in January 2015.

For more information, call Sally Lambert 01903 823546 or email [email protected]