Prince’s Trust youngsters in fundraising fun for pond

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THE EASTBOURNE Prince’s Trust group held a fundraising day on the Eastbourne campus of Sussex Downs College to help support their forthcoming community-based project at Willingdon Community School

The group intends to bring new life to an overgrown pond, so it can be used for environmental studies, encouraging species to make it their home and become an eco-friendly habitat.

The Prince’s Trust in association with Sussex Downs College offer young unemployed people a 12-week personal development programme to help them gain the skills and confidence to get a job. It includes a residential week, and a community-based project, which the Eastbourne group will be undertaking this month.

Wendy Fairs, Prince’s Trust team leader from Eastbourne, said, “To help raise funds for the community challenge we undertook a number of events across the college campus including, car washing, sponge throwing, raffle, name the Ted, guess how many sweets in the jar, treasure map and leg waxing for males. We raised a fantastic £130 on the day, which added to the money we’ve already raised we have a total fund of £250.”