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Princes Trust Volunteers Build A Pond For The Greenwood Centre

Princes Trust Greenwood Centre

12:01am 15th June 2014
(Updated 9:00am 16th June 2014)

Teenagers sometimes get bad press - but a group of youngsters from the Princes Trust in Dorchester have shown how they can help their local community.

They've been working hard at The Greenwood Centre in Maiden Castle Road which helps older people and the disabled live independently.

They've built a smoking shelter and a pond there for centre users.

Jasmine Walker was one of the young workers  - she says the project has achieved more then that.

"There is a negative view on teenagers and young people.  But we've managed to change that perspective. Only some of us are like that and we've managed to change that perspective.  I think the Princes Trust is really good at getting you to gain skills and confidence and for you to know that you can get a job and  you're not just completely worthless."

Centre Manager Alison Walker said its a great result for them AND the young people involved;

" The Princes Trust has made a real difference to our garden.  The garden has been made more accessible and a great place to be.  They've been here, they've worked jolly hard.  Many of them have difficult backgrounds but they have pushed through and become stronger as individuals."

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