Young volunteers have bridged the age gap by refurbishing the dining area of a Kettering day care centre.
The Four Seasons day care centre, in School Lane, was repainted by 10 volunteers from the Prince’s Trust, who also installed new fittings.
The fortnight of work culminated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the centre yesterday (Thursday, June 6). The volunteers had raised the money to pay for the improvements themselves through a variety of fundraising events.
Lee Price, manager of the day centre, said the dining room had been chosen for improvement after consulting clients.
“It’s been so lovely that the elderly and the young have been able to interact,” she added.
“Unfortunately, in this day and age, young people do have a bad reputation, so it’s been nice for them to get to know each other.”
Mark Williams, team leader of the Prince’s Trust in Kettering, said the projects volunteers undertake were designed to take them out of their comfort zones.