Apr 12 2007 By Shirley Bartynek
A GROUP of young Lanarkshire people taking part in a Prince’s Trust programme rolled up their sleeves and performed their own makeover for the Blue Triangle homeless unit in Hamilton.
Blue Triangle is a housing association which provides accommodation for homeless people throughout Scotland.
The Trust team, who are from Hamilton, Forth, Stonehouse, Lanark and Carluke, painted bedrooms and the kitchen and cleaned carpets.
The team are sponsored by Rolls Royce in East Kilbride and received donations of paint from the Focus DIY store in Airdrie.
Motherwell College’s 12-week Prince’s Trust programme is aimed at 16- to 25-year-olds and helps develop confidence, motivation and skills by undertaking various community projects.
This programme is supported by South Lanarkshire Council Universal Connections and part-funded by the European Social Fund.
Stuart Matson, delivery partner manager for Motherwell College Prince’s Trust programmes in Hamilton and Rutherglen, said: “Well done to this group of young people, who worked exceptionally hard to improve the facilities at the Blue Triangle homeless unit in Hamilton. They really did a marvellous job.”
l Anyone interested in joining future Prince’s Trust Team programmes should contact Motherwell College on 01698 232425.
Our picture shows the Trust team of Liam Reid, Natalie Thomson, Sam Nicol, Anita McKelvie, Claire McInally, Stephanie Cave, Scott Anderson, Scott McCluskey, Lindsay Gorman, Melissa McCrae and Sarah Caldwell.