Pupils raise cash for community project

prince's trust at derby college fundraiser
prince's trust at derby college fundraiser
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PUPILS on a Prince’s Trust scheme at Derby College raised £96 for a community project at a fun day.

The students gathered police officers, firefighters and community groups together to help raise cash for their community project.

Their fundraising efforts also included a duck race, raffle, car wash and bag packing at the Waterside Retail Park.

The cash will be used to buy bug boxes, plants, benches, fencing, slabs, solar lighting and hedge boxes for a new wildlife garden at Chaucer Junior School.

Students rolled up their sleeves and got started work on the new garden on Monday March 28.

Team leader Paula Wilson explained: “The group have worked extremely hard to raise money to buy the materials for them to create the wildlife garden at the school.

“We had a good turnout at the fun day and afterwards we were gearing up for a week of hard work at the school.”

The group of ten young people aged 16 to 24 have carried out the work as part of their 12-week Prince’s Trust programme at Derby College.