Aberdeen Foyer’s Prince’s Trust Team 25 recently built a sensory garden at Grangepark Home in Peterhead.
The team, made up of twelve young people aged between 16 and 23, held a “Stovies and Quiz” night, as well as serving up a “Soup and Sweet” to raise funds needed to buy the materials for their Community Project.
Over the course of 8 days, and using the £715.40 from their fundraiser, Team 25 managed to transform an underused outdoor space into a colourful sensory garden packed with raised flower beds, wind chimes and solar lighting. The Team would like to express their thanks to local businesses for their generous donations and to everyone who contributed to the fundraising.
Grangepark Home provides residential accommodation and support to a maximum of 35 older people that will benefit from the sensory garden.
Irene Mclean, Assistant Manager of the home, said she was delighted with the project. “The garden has brought some lovely colour to the area. The Team have worked really hard on the garden and it was we are all absolutely delighted with what they have done for the residents.”
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme, delivered in Aberdeenshire by Aberdeen Foyer, is a 12-week self development programme for 16 to 25-year-olds, offering a two-week work experience placement, nationally recognised qualifications, a variety of community projects and a week long residential activity week.
The next team will begin on January 16, 2012 and anyone interested in taking part should contact the team leader, Bryan Mackay, on (01779) 481170, or 07930 605887, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.