Volunteers raise cash for youth club revamp

NILALM110216A4 - Princes trust Team 119 fundraiser. Melissa Jarrett, 16 and Joe Hart, 21
NILALM110216A4 - Princes trust Team 119 fundraiser. Melissa Jarrett, 16 and Joe Hart, 21

STUDENTS from Long Eaton’s Prince’s Trust scheme rolled up their sleeves to wash cars and pack shopping bags at the Waterside Retail Park in Ilkeston to raise cash for their annual community project.

Volunteers assisted shoppers in Marks and Spencer with their packing and cleaned the cars of Halford’s customers and collected a total of £150.

The cash will be spent renovating and redecorating the Long Eaton County Youth Centre, on Derby Road.

Students will start work at the centre next week.

Programme leader Kelly Coleman said: “We had a great time at the retail park and added to the £700 we’ve raised so far.

“The students have been working really hard and it’s really paying off.

“We’ve had so much support and everyone’s been really positive which is brilliant.”

Students are donning fancy dress costumes today for a charity walk around Carsington Water.

Tomorrow (Friday) the team will be back at the Waterside bag packing and car washing.