Our Prince’s Trust Achieve learners are at Ty Hafan – the hospice for children in Wales today. They are carrying out an up-cycling project to raise money to help Ty Hafan provide care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families throughout Wales. Well done Team. You should be very proud of yourselves
Week Commencing 14th August 2017 – 18th August 2017
Prince’s Trust Team 10 and Prince’s Trust Achieve Team (Summer School) will be carrying out a Community Project from August 14th – 18th with Ty Hafan – the hospice for children in Wales.
The project will involve up-cycling furniture and clothes so that they can be sold in the many Ty Hafan Charity Shops. All the money raised through the sale of products goes back into supporting Ty Hafan.
Our Prince’s Trust Teams will be up-cycling by helping collect, prepare, paint and make the items ready for sale.
Teams are busy thinking of ways to fundraise in. Materials used during the up-cycling project will cost around £200. The Teams are aiming to fundraise for this amount over the next 2 weeks.
Fundraising activities include:
- Bag packing at Waitrose Supermarket, Barry on Friday August 4th
- Sponsored walk from Barry – Cardiff Bay August 8th
The Community Project week will involve:
Painting furniture – preparing (cleaning any dirt from surface), painting (with chalk paint) and waxing furniture
Painting wooden plaques with chalk paint (may include some stencilling)
Picture frames – upcycling by painting or using the decoupage technique of applying paper and PVA glue.
Re-using jeans/denim – fabric painting the denim and making into festival shorts, small bags
T Shirt bags – turning old t-shirts into simple shopping bags by re-cutting and sewing
Bunting prep – preparing fabric (ironing) and cutting out bunting triangles
Garlands – cutting co-ordinating strips of fabric and tying together to form a fabric garland
Sorting fabric – categorising fabric pieces (by colour or design)
Fabric letters – using a template cut out fabric letters
Teams will also visit the Recycling Distribution Centre in Bridgend.
Diggin’ for gold @ the RDC!
“Our RDC services all 31 of our shops, offers a collection service for select areas and items, serves as a drop-off point for lots of donors and also stores lots of our goodies for our events and online store.
Volunteers at the RDC are essential to keeping our retail network supplied with good quality stock in a timely manner.
Volunteers will work in groups to organise stock and sort the thousands of items that come through the warehouse. All groups will be asked to keep back items that they think could be worth more online and the warehouse manager will be able to provide a guiding hand with this.
Each bag sorted is worth around £30. A benchmark for a day is about 65 bags sorted. Therefore, a volunteer group at the RDC raises almost £2,000”
Teams will also be involved in Seminar’s/Talks with Ty Hafan staff
A series of talks from staff members about key roles in the organisation. Practical teaching and skill sharing, as well as advice on how to pursue similar careers.
Rhodri Harries Digital development/video/photography
Catherine Evans Media / PR / blog writing / articles
Events team Events
Kath Jones Fundraising
Chloe Payne Retail / Ecommerce / Social Media
Care Team Hospice
Fashion in a charity environment (activity: building mood boards)
To learn about seasonal trends, maximising sales, fashion in a charity environment, vintage trends
Building physical mood boards and Pinterest boards
Leading into mannequin dressing section
Visual merchandising (activity: mannequin dressing – accessorising)
To learn about retail merchandising / visual merchandising skills
Use mood boards to inform this section
Create exciting and engaging displays, outfits for windows
Challenge/competition – build an outfit/display for: an interview, party, festival etc
Social media / digital marketing for retail (activity: OOTD posts)
Social Media/digital marketing training (following Catherine, Rhodri and Chloe’s talks) – photography skills – trend/brand awareness
Building outfits from bags of stock – photograph for social media
Linking into seasons/events/points of interest (Glastonbury, Halloween, Christmas)
Write a relevant blog / series of tweets/Facebook posts
Ecommerce training (activity eBay research and pricing)
Training on using eBay/ecommerce platforms – how to select stock/research/price
A GROUP of local boys are celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Prince’s Trust certificate.
A team of 12 boys took part in the Prince’s Trust initiative, which is a charity aimed at motivating and preparing young people for the future.
The programme, which lasted for 12 weeks, involved the team engaging in an activity week, employability workshops, two weeks’ vocational experience and a community project.
Ewan Evans, 18, of Rheidol Drive, who is now hoping to complete a hospitality placement, said: “I am so happy with the certificate – which is signed by Prince Charles.
“I was on a previous course and someone advised me to go onto another course with the Prince’s Trust.
“My problem was I couldn’t find a job – but the trust believed in me and it was the best thing I ever did.
“I also really enjoyed the community project, where we cleaned a beach of all its rubbish.”
Peter Bridge, 21, of Morel Street, Barry, who studied at Cross Keys College, participated in the programme because of his lack of confidence.
He said: “I joined the programme three months ago and did so because I came out of college and didn’t have any experience or any confidence.
“But the trust managed to help me build my confidence and gave me the experience and time to change who I was.
“I would never have thought I’d have got this certificate but I have.”
The Prince’s Trust, founded by Prince Charles in 1976, is celebrating its fortieth anniversary and is reported to have helped hundreds of thousands of young people.
Mark Emery, of Belvedere Crescent, added that he “felt ready for the work place” following his time at the trust.
The 20-year-old said: “I feel ready for anything after doing this.
“I feel prepared for the next stages in my life.”
Team 6 spent 4 days carrying out beach cleans around the Vale of Glamorgan as part of their Community Project. They also gave out litter bags to members of the public to encourage ‘bag it and bin it’
The Team visited Barry Island, Llantwit Major, Southerndown, Porthkerry, Cold Knap and Jackson’s Bay.
They collected over 20 bags of waste from our coastline
Our Prince’s Trust Team 7 will be doing a week long Beach Tidy in conjunction with Keep Wales Tidy.
“The team here are working towards a qualification that covers many key areas including environmental awareness. Therefore, it was important for them to participate in a beach clean to understand the damage that litter can do to the coasts of Wales.”
They will be raising awareness with tips and handing out Litter bags.
The team will be going to the following Vale of Glamourgan Beaches
- The Knap
- Jackson Bay
- Llantwit Major
12-14 Holton Road,
The Vale of Glamorgan,
South Wales, UK.
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