GMFRS hosts Prince’s Trust to relaunch post-COVID work supporting young people
GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel, has hosted a seminar to support the post-COVID relaunch of The Prince’s Trust and their work with Fire and Rescue Services across the country.
The event took place at Bury Training and Safety Centre yesterday (Wednesday 22 March), and was attended by Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Kate Green, and CEO of The Prince’s Trust, Jonathan Townsend, with other stakeholders and fire and rescue services also in attendance.
Chief Fire Officer, Dave Russel said:
"We are thrilled to be hosting this seminar to support The Prince’s Trust and their work with fire and rescue services. Collaboration is key to achieving positive outcomes for young people in our community, and we are proud to be working with The Prince’s Trust to provide opportunities for them to develop skills, gain confidence, and achieve their full potential."
The Prince’s Trust is a UK-based charity that supports young people aged 11 to 30 who are unemployed, struggling at school, or at risk of exclusion. The charity provides a range of programs to help young people develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to succeed, including their work with fire and rescue services.
The event focused on the importance of collaboration between fire and rescue services and organisations like The Prince’s Trust to support young people in the community. The seminar included presentations and workshops from representatives of The Prince’s Trust, who talked about their experiences working together to support young people. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how they can get involved in supporting the work of The Prince’s Trust.
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, Kate Green also spoke to highlight the critical role of these partnerships between local government and charities in supporting the city regions post-COVID recovery, saying:
“The partnership between The Prince’s Trust and fire and rescue services is a great example of how we can work together to make a positive difference for young people in our communities. I‘m honoured to be here today and to show my support for this important work.”
Other stakeholders and fire and rescue services shared their experiences and success stories, including how the charity has helped young people to gain qualifications, find employment, and become more engaged in their communities.
23/03/2023 14:41 PM