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Prince's Trust Awards

1st September 2016 @ 6:06am – by Cheshire Fire and Rescue
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Crewe Prince's Trust team graduate in style from programme

A group of young people from Crewe have graduated from a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service-led Prince's Trust programme at an awards ceremony held at Cranage Hall Hotel, Holmes Chapel.

The team of 14, who were all dressed in black tie and evening dresses for the celebration, gave a two minute speech about their time on the course. The speeches were in front of a packed audience of local dignitaries, family, friends and people who have helped and mentored them over the 12 week course.

Graduating from the course were:

Afsana Begum, Eve Bishop, Sian Brandon, Joshua Cade, Kathleen Carson, Nathan Hodson, Monette Hollander, Christian Jacobsen, Jamie Millington, Thomas Potter. Stephanie Taylor, Daniel Turner, Courtney Walton, Chloe Worley

Programme Manager was Sarah McCreaddie and assistant Programme Manager was Dominic Page who were assisted by Isobel Sykes.

Tamsen Lesko, Prince's Trust Project Co-ordinator for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This course is another example of how the Service provides value to the community. A lot of the young people on the course have few or no qualifications and have become disengaged, leading to social problems.

"Over the last 12 weeks these young people have learnt respect, self-confidence and a variety of new skills. They have grown as individuals and now have clear aims and objectives in life."

The team took part in a number of activities during the programme which included:

  • Raising money for a community project by bag-packing at a local supermarket
  • Food Hygiene and first aid courses
  • Disability and fire awareness training
  • A four day team building event in North Wales

The Prince's Trust programme is a 12 week course giving young people between the ages of 16 and 25 the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and gain greater self-confidence.

For more information about the next team which starts on 3rd October 2016 please contact Josie Shearman on 07837 121523 or visit


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