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Our Prince’s Trust and Search and Rescue Teams have been involved in a number of renovation projects this Summer to help our communities enjoy the great outdoors.
Prince’s Trust Academy Team 24 created a garden area at the MFRS Training and Development Academy in Croxteth to give staff and visitors a place to relax.
The team packed bags at Sainsbury’s in Walton to raise £350 towards the project, which was used to buy garden furniture, paint, equipment, plants and mirrors.
They also contacted the Rangers at Croxteth Country Park for natural materials to use as seating areas and tables and chose plants specifically to attract insects and bees.
Prince’s Trust Team Leader Diane Dunne said: “The Team worked extremely hard and showed great enthusiasm throughout the project.
“They have achieved a pleasant, natural environment where people can relax and where visiting children can explore and learn.
“Team 24 should be very proud of themselves and their contribution to the environment.”
Young adults from Prince’s Trust Kirkby Team1 revamped the garden of Bailey Court retirement village in Kirkby to help residents enjoy their outdoor space.
Having already completed a five-mile sponsored walk around Crosby Marina that raised £140 for the project, the team wood- stained a large shed, a gazebo, a planter and a wooden walkway.
They also weeded flower beds and lawn areas, planted new flowers and accessorised the garden with fairy lights and decorations.
Elaine Mobbs, manager at Bailey Court, said: “It was so refreshing to have a well-mannered and courteous group working at Bailey Court. The tenants are extremely happy with their beautiful garden.”
Maria Talbot, MFRS Prince’s Trust Programme Support Worker, said: “The residents and staff really appreciated the hard work the young people put into the project, and commented on how pleased they were.
“We are so proud of the team work and leadership skills that the team demonstrated; they have been true ambassadors for the Princes Trust Team programme and for MFRS.”
Our Search and Rescue Team assisted the manager of supported housing development Dene Court in Fazakerley to assemble six garden benches for the residents.
The benches had been in storage for three months and the SRT team stepped in to put them together so as the residents could sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Staff at Croxteth Community Fire Station have developed a good working relationship with the Dene Court team after highlighting a communication issue with one of the residents, Keith Mitchell.
Read about Croxteth F-irefighter Faith Gadsdon’s work with Keith on page seven.
Bloomin Lovely
Bloomin Lovely
The transformed garden at the TDA.
The team chats to residents at Bailey Court.
The SRT team meet Keith Mitchell.
The SRT team assemble benches at Dene Court.
Bailey Court
Dene Court

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