Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is gearing up to
celebrate 10 years of working with The Prince's Trust.
In the last 10 years, teams have been established across Greater
Manchester in Salford, East Manchester, Moss Side, Trafford, Bury,
Bolton, Wythenshawe, Stockport, Farnworth and Sale.
An event to mark the 10-year anniversary is being planned for
January 2012 and the GMFRS Prince's Trust team would like anyone
who has been involved with them during the last decade to get in
touch to mark the occasion.
Louise Collier, Prince's Trust volunteer team leader, said:
"Together we have helped more than 1,500 young people facing
various difficulties such as drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness,
learning difficulties and behavioural problems.
"Some of these young people have secured futures in the army,
Prince's Trust and other employment. Others have decided to
go back to learning with some studying at college and
"Through establishing 129 teams we have raised more than
Â£100,000 that has gone directly back into our local communities and
the teams have put in all their hard work and effort to complete
the same amount of community projects."
As part of the course, those participating in the Prince's Trust
also help a variety of local community groups, from the disabled to
Louise added: "The young people have had opportunities to gain
experience and work on their personal development. They've gained a
variety of qualifications, including becoming First Aid at Work
"We hope to have a formal celebration of all our achievements in
the new year to coincide with the tenth anniversary of our first
team completing their course."
If you been involved with a GMFRS Prince's Trust team in the
past 10 years, the team is keen to hear from you and find out what
you're doing now: get in touch by emailing [email protected]