Prince’s Trust volunteers redesign the outdoor space of Colburn Church

The Prince’s Trust Team Catterick (left to right), Team Leader Seveci Navelinikoro, Demi Bishop, Andrew Ellis, Keitha Williams, Nicholas Wood, Roshan Malla and Nathan Ellis in St Cuthbert Church during the final presentation of their team.

Members of the Prince’s Trust Team have helped redesign the outdoor space of St Cuthbert’s Church in Colburn.

Eager to create a community garden, Reverend Andrew Cromarty said, “We had talked about trying to find a team of young volunteers to lend a hand.

“So when young people participating in The Prince’s Trust got in touch with researching a community project in the area, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. “

The Team Course is a 12-week personal development program for young people aged 16 to 25 who are not currently in school, work or training.

Classes are delivered by the Education Training Collective and give young people the chance to develop essential life skills by embarking on a series of tasks and challenges.

Catterick team leader Seveci Navelinikoro (Nav) said: “The community project is an essential part of the course as young people discover how they can help others and have a direct impact on their own community.

“It’s often a chance to try something they’ve never done before and often reveals skills they didn’t know they had. “

Faced with helping with shrub removal, preserving wood for the compost bins, tidying up, digging and preparing the land for a new tool shed behind St Cuthbert’s Church, the team has proven that she is not afraid to get involved.

Reverend Cromarty said: “The young people worked hard for seven and a half days, and although none of them had any gardening experience, they showed real tenacity.”

With a lot of work still to be done on the community garden, the Vicar added: “There is still a lot of development to do, but we are grateful for all the help and support we have received so far; and the site is already much better.

Prince’s Trust’s next Catterick team is scheduled to start on Monday, January 17th.

With places still available, for more information call Team leader Nav on 07436 795882.

Otherwise, click here for more details.