Prince’s Trust and group of young set to help redecorate a Northampton church

The community project aims to teach young people teamwork, reliability and more.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 12:10 pm
Abington Avenue United Reformed Church has been chosen as the community project by a Prince's Trust team. Photo: Google Maps.

A group of young people who are part of a Prince’s Trust programme will spend two weeks helping redecorate a church in Northampton.

The Prince’s Trust Northampton North Team 63 had to pick a community project as part of their 12-week personal development programme.

The team has selected the Abington Avenue United Reformed Church in Northampton as it ‘works with and supports young people and their families.’

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The church, which hosts a number of groups such as a baby clinic and an arts and crafts session, is used throughout the week by the whole community, as well as usual church duties.

Tresham college runs the Prince’s Trust personal development course to help 16-25 year olds develop confidence, teamwork, communication, leadership, caring for others, problem solving, motivation and reliability.

The minister at the church, Jane Wade, said: “We are delighted the trust has chosen to work with us in this refurbishment of our main entrance and conference room, both of which are in heavy use throughout the week.

“We hope the twenty or so young people involved will find the two weeks spent with us both interesting and rewarding and will provide them with some much needed experience which will serve them well as they move forward in their lives.”