Prince’s Trust lends a helping hand to charity

Rushden Mind's new building being decorated by the Princes Trust team
Rushden Mind's new building being decorated by the Princes Trust team

A team from the Prince’s Trust is working hard to help a charity rise from the ashes.

The 15-strong team is helping decorate Rushden Mind’s new premises.

The new building, in Skinners Hill, was named Phoenix House after the charity’s previous premises in Alfred Street was ruined by fire in October 2008.

James Bailey, who is on the Prince’s Trust scheme, said he is delighted to be helping the charity.

The 21-year-old, of Highfield Road, Rushden, said: “It’s nice to be helping them out, and get a real sense of achievement at the end.

“I’ve used Mind’s services before. I spoke to their counsellors for anger management and I haven’t lost it since. So I know the good work they do.”

The money for the paints and equipment was raised after Asda in Rushden agreed to let the team hold a bag packing event. The Rushden branch of Wickes has also offered a discount to the team so the money can go further.

Frances Tebbutt, 16, from Wymington, also said she is enjoying the scheme and it has helped boost her confidence and also helped her to land a job.