Princes Trust volunteers take on Pegasus fence-painting challenge

Princes Trust volunteers take on Pegasus fence-painting challenge

Volunteers from the Prince’s Trust Team have successfully completed a  two day fence-painting challenge at the Pegasus Riding Centre near Morpeth.

Ten young adults agreed to take on the project to paint the  fencing around the large outdoor arena as part of a volunteering initiative with the Trust,  designed to build team-work, morale and confidence.

The Prince’s Trust works hard to create brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training.

Northumberland County Councillor, Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said

“  We have a small, dedicated team of  paid staff and a team of passionate volunteers that turn up week in, week out to provide their invaluable support to help make the Pegasus Centre work.  

“ Where we struggle the most is in finding people with the maintenance skills needed to help keep the centre looking its best. We are indebted to the team from the Prince’s Trust who worked so hard to prepare the wooden fencing in time for winter and we hope they found the project rewarding and worthwhile. We look forward to developing our links with the Trust in future. ”

The Pegasus Centre on the outskirts of Morpeth is  managed by Active Northumberland and is home to Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

Over 300 riders aged between 4 to 40  use the centre each week, travelling from all over the county and even Tyneside to attend.

08 Nov 2017