Young People create garden for Hatfield community centre

A GROUP of young people cleaned up their act by getting their hands dirty for a good cause. Underprivileged teenagers and young adults turned a barren patch of land at the Jim McDonald Centre in Hatfield into a garden area, as part of the Prince s Trust

A GROUP of young people cleaned up their act by getting their hands dirty for a good cause.

Underprivileged teenagers and young adults turned a barren patch of land at the Jim McDonald Centre in Hatfield into a garden area, as part of the Prince's Trust team programme.

Pc Dan Osborne, assistant team leader at the Prince's Trust at Breaks Manor Youth Centre in Link Drive, Hatfield, said: "The team programme is designed to help those who haven't had the best start in life find their feet.

"Whether they're ex-offenders, educational underachievers or young homeless, the trust gives them both life skills and support to help them progress."


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Prince's Trust volunteer Stephanie Koutrouza said: "What these kids have done is unbelievable.

"There is now a usable space that wasn't there before. It took a lot of time and effort but it looks great. I'm super proud of all of them."

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Lynn Fletcher, who co-ordinates Jimmy Macs, an activity centre based at the site for retired and disabled people, said: "It was just a bit of land at the back of the centre and now it's a lovely garden.

"There's decking and plants, and they've planted about 200 bulbs, so we don't even know what they're going to be yet.

"They (the young people) were absolutely lovely and we're very, very grateful.

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