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Prince’s Trust youngsters host week of activities

A team of young Prince’s Trust volunteers has led a week of activities with older people in Stafford.

Kim McCreadie, 23, Victoria Watson, 20, Phillip Daly, 23 and Victoria Guthrie 25, from Prince’s Trust team 304 Stafford, spent a week with residents at Gough and Crispin Close Independent Living Scheme run by Stafford and Rural Homes as part of their 12-week Team Challenge project.

Throughout the week the youngsters tidied customers gardens, helped with a quiz and meal for National Older People’s Day (Oct  1), organised bingo and a raffle to win a special hamper donated by the Prince’s Trust and also held craft day as well as helping customers with odd jobs around the schemes.

“Our customers have really appreciated having the Prince’s Trust team here and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work during a busy week of activities,” said Carol Evans, Independent Living Co-ordinator for Gough and Crispin Close.

Previous Prince’s Trust teams have also taken part in similar projects with SARH customers at Hopton Court and Marston Court in recent years.

“The team really enjoyed the week with the customers at Gough and Crispin Close and the experience has played a really important part of their programme with the Prince’s Trust,” said Shev Lambert, Prince’s Trust Team Leader in Stafford.

“We have developed a great relationship with SARH and we are very grateful for their support for our volunteers.  I hope we can continue this positive partnership with future projects we are planning in Stafford.”

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