MORE young people than ever before have just completed Prince's
Trust courses with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
Presentation evenings have taken place in seven areas of Greater
Manchester, with 68 young people successfully completing the
GMFRS' Prince's Trust Delivery Partner Yvonne Neary said: "For
all of our young people the Prince's Trust presentation evening is
a very big occasion and an amazing experience for them, the
culmination of their 12 weeks of hard work.
"All of the presentations were really well attended by friends,
family, partners and GMFRS staff which made the occasion all the
more special for all of the young people completing the
The Presentation evenings were attended by family and friends of
the young people, who gave a short talk on what they had gained
from their involvement with the course.
In total, 68 young people completed the Prince's Trust
programmes and on Tuesday, April 17, seven young people from the
GMFRS' Wythenshawe Prince's Trust team attended the Lifestyle
Centre for their presentation evening.
The following evening, 13 young people from GMFRS' Manchester
East team had their presentation evening at the City of Manchester
Stadium, while on Thursday, April 19, nine young people from the
Salford Princes' Trust team attended Manchester United's Old
Trafford ground to be presented with their awards.
The Prince's Trust programme is run three times a year by GMFRS
in seven areas of Greater Manchester three times a year and is
aimed at 16 to 25-year-olds.
It consists of careers advice, work placements, a week of team
building activities and a series of community based projects.
Edgeley Park in Stockport saw 12 young people from GMFRS'
Stockport Prince's Trust team give speeches during their
presentation evening on Tuesday, April 24, while the next night,
Old Trafford hosted GMFRS' Trafford Prince's Trust team.
But before that, in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25, the
first Prince's Trust team presentation within Tameside took place
at Hyde Town Hall.
On Thursday, April 26, nine members of GMFRS' Bolton Prince's
Trust team attended Bolton Town Hall to receive their awards.
Yvonne said: "This year we had our first ever presentation for
our Hyde Prince's Trust team where it was fantastic to see 12 young
people complete the course and then enjoy their presentation.
"For all of the young people taking part in all of our Prince's
Trust programmes, they really get so much out of it. Time and
again during the young people's speeches, they talk of how the 12
weeks with us provides them with motivation and drive that they
might not necessarily have had before.
"One young man was really nervous before he spoke, but went on
to say how before he had completed the Prince's Trust programme
with GMFRS he had been in trouble with police but how he now
realised he wasn't a nice person back then and had plans to
volunteer with us."
The next twelve week Prince's Trust team programmes start on
Monday, May 21, 2012.