Prince's Trust volunteers support Meldreth Manor
7 June 2012
Scope's Meldreth Manor School has recently been involving 15 Prince's Trust volunteers in a range of activities throughout the school including gardening and fundraising.
Prince's Trust and Cambridgeshire College
As part of the Prince's Trust 12-week programme, volunteers support a project that allows them to contribute to the community in which they live. For the second successive year, those involved in the Prince's Trust through Cambridgeshire College decided to support Scope. Supported by Meldreth Manor staff, the 17- to 25-year-olds involved in the programme organised activities such as gardening, a cake sale and a raffle. These activities allowed all volunteers to get involved, help each other out and make a long-lasting contribution to the school.
Benefits to volunteers
Rupert Collins, one of the leaders of the group, said "Different people have had the chance to get involved in something new. Everyone has helped each other and we feel both the volunteers and the school have benefitted from this placement."
Roger Gale, Principal at the school, agreed: "This project gives young people the opportunity to make a contribution to their community. This is the second year we have been involved in this – each year's contribution will have a lasting impact on the school and the young disabled people we work with."
Rupert and the other young people involved chose to support Scope having met a number of charities in the local area. "Scope was a perfect choice for us," said Rupert. "It's been a wonderful experience for us and we know the school appreciates our contributions."