MP hands out Prince’s Trust awards


FYLDE MP Mark Menzies spoke of his admiration for the achievements of a group of young people as he presented their certificates for completing the Kirkham Prince’s Trust scheme.

The Member of Parliament was asked to hand out the awards during a moving ceremony at Ribby Hall in Wrea Green on Friday.

During the event he spoke to the group – aged between 16 and 25 – about the challenges they had undertaken and overcome during the 12-week Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service course and how it had helped their confidence

Afterwards, Mr Menzies said: “The Prince’s Trust offers young people, many of who have had a challenging start in life, the opportunity to gain confidence and skills through working as a team to complete community projects.

“Members of the group told me how much they had enjoyed taking part in work experience with various employers and about the useful training they had received in interview techniques and writing CVs.

“The group were assisted by people from a number of different walks of life and hopefully they are now better equipped to enter the workplace. Indeed I was pleased to hear that a number of those who had taken part had now been offered positions with different employers.

“During the awards ceremony, I was asked to make a short speech and to hand out certificates to those who had taken part and I told them I was hugely impressed by what they had achieved in a relatively short period.

“The Prince’s Trust is obviously a very worthwhile programme and one which I will always be happy to support in the future.”

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