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Prince’s Trust Team Programme volunteers with firefighters from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, MF&RS staff, Prince’s Trust representatives along with staff and service users from the Dunningsbridge Centre.
Young volunteers from our Prince’s Trust Team Programme revamped two rooms at a centre in Netherton that supports adults with learning disabilities.
As part of the programme, the group of volunteers gave two rooms a special makeover at the Dunningsbridge Centre in Park Lane.
The centre offers work opportunities and supports adults with learning disabilities in the South Sefton area.
As part of the programme, the volunteers from Prince’s Trust Bootle Team 27 spent three weeks completing a community project, which involved them working alongside Dunningsbridge Centre service users to decorate the dining room and another community room. They painted the rooms and installed artwork on the walls, which was paid for through their fundraising activities.
The volunteers unveiled their work at a special presentation attended by centre users, Prince’s Trust staff, MF&RS staff and firefighters from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station.
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is aimed at young people who are not in education or employment. It is a 12-week programme and develops their skills to increase their employment opportunities. As well as completing a community project, the young people undertake a week-long residential stay and two weeks of work experience during the programme.
Sandra Parry, Prince’s Trust Team leader, said: “The team worked really hard to revamp the rooms and really had the chance to show off their creativity. It was also a fantastic opportunity for them to work as part of a team and to have an insight into the valuable service the centre provides to the community.
“It was great to see their hard work pay off and for the volunteers to see how they have created a really nice environment that will benefit the people who use the centre.”
Penny Fell, Chief Operating Officer of New Directions, which runs the Dunningsbridge Centre, said: “New Directions have been inspired by working with the Prince’s Trust to revamp the dining room and community space at the Dunningsbridge Centre. It shows what can be achieved together in the face of challenging circumstances and will provide a positive platform for our future work in supporting the most vulnerable in our community.”
A labrador dog was rescued from a fire at a house on Coningsby Road in Anfield.
The fire broke out in the kitchen of the property at around 8pm on a Saturday night.
A cooker extractor unit, cupboard and worktop were damaged by fire. Four square metres of ceiling was damaged by heat and the kitchen was damaged by smoke.
Firefighters rescued a labrador dog from the property. A woman was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Smoke alarms had been fitted and activated.
A fire appliance from Kirkdale, Liverpool City and Croxteth community fire stations were called out. Firefighters were there for around 50 minutes. Fire crews were called out to the incident on Saturday, March 21.
Photo by Lyndsay Young.
Freezer Blaze
Firefighters attended a fire in the garage of a house in Moor Drive in Crosby.
The fire, which involved a fridge freezer in the garage, broke out at around 3.10pm on a Saturday.
It was out when firefighters arrived. There were no reports that anyone was injured in the incident.
Two fire appliances from Crosby and Bootle and Netherton community fire stations were called out. Firefighters were at the scene for around 15 minutes. The incident happened on Saturday, March 14.

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