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A Group of Teenagers Lend Elderly Dorchester Residents a Hand

Day Centre

4:04pm 8th November 2013

A group of teenagers have spent two weeks decorating rooms at a day centre for the elderly in Dorchester.

The five teens are the first ever Princes Trust group in Dorchester and chose Dorchester Day Centre as their community project .

They chose paint and wallpaper for three rooms with the residents and the staff, then refurbished some of the rooms with donations from local businesses. One room is a sixties-themed lounge.

Joe Baldwynpt, Team Leader of Dorchester Prince's Trust Group says she's delighted with how the team have worked together, "I just can't get over, two weeks, how they've changed and they've done really well and I'm so proud of them. Not only as Team Dorchester, but individually."

She added, "I just really want to thank Synergy Housing- who've given money towards our project, Travis Perkins - who donated 15 litres of paint, Dorset Reclaim, the support staff from the army and from Dorset Fire & Rescue, and of course Dorchester Day Centre."

Marianne Littleford who's West Dorset Manager for the Day Centres was also very pleased with the Team's work, but added that it had not only been a beneficial experience for the teenagers, "It's not just three decorated and refurbished rooms either, the people who attend the day Centre have benefited from everyone's presence."

'Dorchester One' have around six weeks left in their Princes Trust group and have more community projects planned.


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