Posted: Tuesday 31st October 2017
A team of young people from the Cheshunt Prince’s Trust team programme, run by Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service, were commended for their hard work on a community project on behalf of Broxbourne Day Service.
The dedicated team, known as “Cheshunt Team 12” built a brand new sheltered fire assembly point in the form of a gazebo for the day service, which provides support and assistance for older people in Broxbourne.
To pay for building materials, the young people worked at Tesco’s in Brookfield Farm packing shopping bags and helping shopper’s to their cars. They managed to raise a staggering £633.00 from donations in just four hours and also persuaded a local builder to lend his expertise and experience to the project for free!
During a handover ceremony following the completion of the assembly point, Cheshunt Team 12 explained to the audience about their 12-week programme, and how they carried out their community project. The Mayor of the Borough of Broxbourne, Carol Crump, was invited to officially open the gazebo.
Katy Bowen, Leader of the Cheshunt Team 12, said “The community project is a great opportunity for the team to use all the new skills they have learnt over the past four weeks. It brings everyone together and provides them with the chance to give something back to their local community.”
Tracey Ward, Manager of Broxbourne Day Service, said: “The Prince’s Trust Team have certainly exceeded our expectations. We have been overwhelmed by the team’s dedication, commitment and focus on getting the project completed.
“I must also acknowledge the phenomenal job they did at Tesco’s, raising so much money towards this project. It’s been such a pleasure to have them working here over the past two weeks. We would like to wish them every success for the future. I’d like to thank everyone involved and also Tesco and Domino Pizza, which provided a very generous 60% discount on pizza’s for the team, for their support.”