Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is gearing up to celebrate 10 years of working with The Prince's Trust.

In the last 10 years teams have been established across Greater Manchester in Salford, East Manchester, Moss Side, Trafford, Bury, Bolton, Wythenshawe, Stockport, Farnworth and Sale.

An event to mark the 10 year anniversary is being planned for January 2012 and the GMFRS Prince's Trust team would like anyone who has been involved with them during the last decade to get in touch to mark the occasion.

Louise Collier, Prince's Trust volunteer team leader, said: "Together we have helped more than 1,500 young people facing various difficulties such as drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. 

"Some of these young people have secured futures in the army, Prince's Trust and other employment.  Others have decided to go back to learning with some studying at college and university.

"Through establishing 129 teams we have raised more than £100,000 that has gone directly back into our local communities and the teams have put in all their hard work and effort to complete the same amount of community projects."

As part of the course, those participating in the Prince's Trust also help a variety of local community groups, from the disabled to the elderly.

Louise added: "The young people have had opportunities to gain experience and work on their personal development. They've gained a variety of qualifications, including becoming First Aid at Work trained.

"We hope to have a formal celebration of all our achievements in the new year to coincide with the tenth anniversary of our first team completing their course."


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