Prince’s Trust team do up Buchan Community Radio

Buchan Community Radio studios saw the benefit of the work of 14 young people from the Prince's Trust charity who redecorated the building.
Buchan Community Radio studios saw the benefit of the work of 14 young people from the Prince's Trust charity who redecorated the building.

A group 14 young people from the Prince’s Trust programme have revamped the studios of the Buchan Community Radio.

The members of Aberdeen Foyer’s Prince’s Trust Team 31, aged between 16-25, spent a total of three weeks raising funds and redecorating the studio building on Farmer’s Lane.

A fundraising ‘soup and sweet’ event was held at the Apex Church in Peterhead.

The team made all the food from scratch and raised £240 for their initiative.

Team leader Bryan Mackay from Aberdeen Foyer said: “They’ve loved it - the studio was a rubbish colour.

“The problem was holding them back. They just wanted to get started but we needed to make a plan and raise the money.”

The Prince’s Trust, set up by the Prince of Wales in 1976, aims to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people.

Each year they work with around 40,000 young people and as many as 80 percent of those move on to jobs or further education.

Mr Mackay, who is delighted that the team have been able to bond over the 12 week programme, is arranging a farewell ceremony for the completition of the course.

He said: “Not a lot of them get to graduate so I like to make a big song and dance.

“This programme does make real change - it really does.”