Young adults from across Sefton have helped spruce up Hesketh Park, Southport as part of the Prince’s Trust project.

A group of seven spent time in the Green Flag listed park painting the railing in the popular children’s play area, painting the lake shelter and other general maintenance.

The Prince’s Trust charity was set up by Prince Charles in 1976 to help young people. They run a range of training programmes, provide mentoring support and offer financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people.

At the end of the two-week project, the group were presented with special certificates and thanked for all their hard work.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: “The Prince’s Trust supports young people who are often unemployed, struggling at school or at risk of exclusion.

“The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work and their efforts in Hesketh Park have been greatly appreciated.

“They have made a real difference to the way it looks and I hope the experience will have a lasting effect on their future.”

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