Eleven young people on a fire service team programme have won a regional award for their community project.
The young people were winners in the Community Impact category at the Yorkshire & Humber Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards 2016 and are now hoping to be shortlisted for the national awards in Spring 2017.
The team were part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme run by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue. A 12 week personal development course for unemployed 16 – 25 year olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
The community project which helped win them the award involved cleaning up and painting three unloved bridges in the Goldthorpe area with the support of the local people behind them.
SYFR Team Leader Rhian Oxley said, “I am so proud of this group and what they have achieved. From a small idea proposed by four members of the team into incorporating a whole village into believing they could make a change. I wish them luck as they progress to the next stage and hope they are shortlisted for the national awards.”
SYFR Area Manager Steve Helps said: “This is a real achievement for these young people. The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a fantastic scheme which South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue are proud to be associated with and the role we have played in helping these young people aspire to a better future.”
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