Young people help to transform Hyde community room

A GROUP of young people have been devoting their time to make a difference in their community in Tameside. 

The Prince’s Trust team at Hyde Fire Station have been busy over the last couple of weeks, transforming the main community room at the Hyde Bangladeshi Welfare Association (HBWA) on Chapel Street into a brighter and more welcoming space.

To raise funds for the resources needed to complete the project, they received donations from shoppers at Morrisons in Denton in exchange for packing their shopping into bags.

Thanks to the generosity of customers, they raised a fantastic £248.15 in just two hours – which was used to purchase everything they needed to get the project up and running and the remaining funds were donated to HBWA.

The young people, aged between 16 and 25, removed all traces of magnolia and gave the walls a splash of bright white paint before starting on the woodwork, radiators and the hallway where people enter the centre.

But the determined bunch didn’t stop there, as they purchased some decor for the walls and picked out some inspirational quotes to put in frames. They also bought greenery for outside the centre and cleared the outside entrance to neaten everything up.

The centre provides advice and guidance on issues for the community in welfare, housing, health, education, employment and immigration and other areas.

Anyone who wants more information about the 12-week team programme that The Prince’s Trust has to offer can email

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