Young people give community centre a new lease of life

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A community centre in Corby has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a hard-working group of young people.

The 11 members of the Prince’s Trust 12-week personal development programme wanted to spend time giving Beanfield Community Centre, in Beanfield Avenue, a facelift.

They planned what they were going to do, and organised fundraising events to buy materials and equipment for the project through Tresham College in Corby.

At the community centre group members rolled up their sleeves and cleaned, sanded and painted all walls.

Trudy Ancliffe, who runs the course in Corby, said: “Team 21 worked really hard to create an indoor community centre for residents and visitors to use.

“It was an enjoyable few weeks’ work, and we all hope the residents will benefit from the hard work which has been put in by this group of young people.”

The Prince’s Trust works with 16 to 25-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training.

Previous projects carried out in Corby included restoring the garden for the blind in Coronation Park.

If you would like more information on the scheme call 07795 456788.