Youngsters aged between 16 and 25 have taken part in a day of fund-raising activities as part of a national voluntary scheme.
The group of 11 carried out a sponsored 42-mile row, a cake sale and ran a car washing service at Tresham College’s Kettering campus today (Monday, May 20).
Mark Williams, team leader for Tresham College’s partnership with the Trust, said the volunteers, who are taking part in a 12-week programme, would be starting their community project on Tuesday.
They will be helping at the Four Seasons elderly day care centre in Kettering, with all money raised at fundraisers like today’s going towards the group’s planned refurbishment of facilities at the School Lane centre.
The Prince’s Trust is a national charity founded by the Prince of Wales which provides support and motivation to youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds. Volunteers have to be unemployed and either sign up for the scheme themselves or via an agency.
“It’s all about employability,” Mr Williams said. “It gives them a kickstart into employment.”
He also thanked Halfords and Sainsbury’s in Kettering for providing equipment and items for sale respectively, which the team members used as part of their fundraising drive.