Charitable youngsters help improve Peterborough play-area for children to enjoy

Andrew Cook, Hannah Ferreday, Bartek Danowski and Steve Milford
Andrew Cook, Hannah Ferreday, Bartek Danowski and Steve Milford
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Youngsters have been mucking in at a Peterborough play-area to allow children in the area to have fun and learn.

The 16-19-year-olds from Peterborough have been lending a hand to support local charity New Ark Play, based at Hill Close off Reeves Way.

As part of Peterborough’s Prince’s Trust programme, the teenagers have been volunteering to improve facilities and help with general maintenance of the farm at New Ark.

The Prince’s Trust aims to help young people develop skills and experience to improve their employability.

New Ark holds a farm, eco garden and adventure play facilities and welcomes children from across the city to play and learn.

Fengate firm Andrews Building Supplies also offered its support by donating four tonnes of gravel so that the volunteers could resurface the visitors’ area of the farm.

Prince’s Trust team leader Steve Milford said: “Our programme is all about giving young people a leg-up to develop their confidence and at the same time support local organisations through volunteering.

“We’re so pleased to have been able to help New Ark and are very grateful to Andrews Building Supplies for their contribution to the project.”

Peterborough’s three-month Prince’s Trust programme runs throughout the year to give local young people the opportunity to build self-esteem and learn skills for work.

The youngsters have now almost finished their three month programme with this being the final celebration event.

Pictured are: Andrew Cook, Hannah Ferreday, Bartek Danowski and Steve Milford.