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Students’ funding mission for garden

Derby College, Ilkeston, Prince's Trust Team Programme students. Front l-r Becky Bull 18, Jake Thornhill 21, Lynda Brown 21 and Kieran Cooley 20.

Derby College, Ilkeston, Prince's Trust Team Programme students. Front l-r Becky Bull 18, Jake Thornhill 21, Lynda Brown 21 and Kieran Cooley 20.

A group of young people from Ilkeston are on a four-week mission to raise money and put together a new sensory garden for a care home.

Young people on the Prince’s Trust team programme at Derby College, Ilkeston, have been set the task as part of the course.

Work is due to begin on the garden at United Health care home, in St John’s Road, Ilkeston on Monday August 18.

Course leader, Patrick McConnell, is proud of what his students have achieved so far.

He said: “Throw a bunch of young people together and you’re bound to have problems,

“But after a residential week they’re all getting along and doing well.

“The project will be a success, of that I have no doubt.”

Made up of young people between the ages of 16 and 25, the programme is designed to improve teamwork skills, while providing opportunities to get involved in the community.

The team have arranged a number of events to help them to raise the money, including raffles, a sponsored walk and a fun day taking place throughout this week.

They hope to raise around £2,200 for their efforts, to be spent on materials for the new garden.

Tony Terry, 23, is among those involved in the project.

“It’s been fun so far,” he said.

To suggest more projects for the Prince’s Trust team or to make a donation, contact Patrick on 07894801439.

 

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