Young volunteers revitalise Torbay community centre

Volunteers from The Prince’s Trust offered their time to refresh Great Park Community Centre in Paignton, which is supported by Sanctuary Housing.

Young people from The Prince’s Trust brushed up on their painting skills to help reinvigorate a busy Torbay community centre.

Volunteers offered their time to refresh Great Park Community Centre in Paignton which is supported by Sanctuary Housing.

As part of their latest project, the Torbay group of The Prince’s Trust gave a new lick of paint to Great Park’s main hall, which is used for everything from a family homework club and craft sessions, to a youth club.

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps 16 to 25 year-olds, who are unemployed or struggling at school, to transform their lives.

Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, said: “We are proud to be involved with a worthwhile charity like The Prince’s Trust that helps young people realise their ambitions. These young volunteers have done a wonderful job and their efforts will make a difference to thousands of Sanctuary residents who use the centre.”

Resident Kath Sowden said: “The young people worked really hard on this project for 10 days and have transformed the hall which feels much brighter and more welcoming for families.”