Local young people from The Prince’s Trust have been rolling up their sleeves to support Sanctuary Care residents in Edmonton, London this summer.
Eight young people aged 17 to 25, known as ‘Team 4 The Unstoppable’ dug deep to support residents and the team at Sanctuary Care’s Parkview House Residential Care Home in Edmonton by giving the home’s garden a facelift.
Adding a spot more colour, a new shed and a space for tables and chairs, the local young people planned the green-fingered facelift from start to finish – including deciding what improvements to carry out and raising money with charitable car washes and bake sales.
Celebratory tea party!
To thank the blossoming team for all their hard work, residents and the team at the Houndsfield Road home hosted a high-tea garden party for everyone to admire the young team’s efforts.
74-year-old resident, Hamide Mustafa said: “It has been so wonderful having young people around the home – the garden party was a very happy day with lots of delicious cakes.”
Fellow resident, Florence Scott, 92 added: “The garden looks marvellous, the flowers are so beautiful and colourful.”
The home’s activities leader Maria Swallow said: “The team from The Prince’s Trust worked so hard in our garden and they didn’t moan once, they genuinely wanted to be there and make a difference for our residents, it was a real joy to see and the garden looks fantastic – thank you ‘Team 4 The Unstoppable’.”
About The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust Team programme has been supporting young people from different background and levels of achievement to work together in their local communities.
Over the last 25 years, the programme has been developed to meet changing needs, including an increased focus on employability skills to a more clearly-defined target group.
Community projects are a key part of the programme, both to the development of teamwork and contribution to the community. All projects are based on a volunteering basis and the cost is fully covered by the fundraising events that the young people organise.