Prince’s Trust unveils Weavers’ Triangle home

The Prince’s Trust in Burnley welcomed the public as it opened the doors to its new home in the historic Weavers’ Triangle.

The organisation, which supports disadvantaged young people aged between 13 and 30, is now based in the Pennine Lancashire Centre – part of the refurbished Sandygate Mill.

Photo Neil Cross 'Community open day at Prince's Trust new HQ in the Weavers' Triangle'Jonathan Townsend, Trevor Shanley, Maxine Trickett and Katey England

Photo Neil Cross 'Community open day at Prince's Trust new HQ in the Weavers' Triangle'Jonathan Townsend, Trevor Shanley, Maxine Trickett and Katey England

The charity moved into the centre earlier this year from its former based in Elm Street.

Jonathan Townsend, director of The Prince’s Trust north of England, said: “This open day is the culmination of a lot of hard work. It is great for us to have a hub here in Pennine Lancashire where we can deliver our programmes.

“We want to feel part of the community where we can help young people. To have this facility is fabulous.”

Mr Townsend said the charity hopes to help 600 young people in East Lancashire in the coming year.

Young people Katey England and Maxine Trickett, now working as ambassadors for the Prince’s Trust, told the guests their inspiring stories, while Trevor Shanley, of Alert Fire and Security, explained how he had grown his successful business from being a teenager.

Representatives from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.

Guests then walked around the centre learning more about the various programmes and courses that are available.

These include the Get Started programme, which develops young people through sport or the arts, XL Clubs, aimed at young people at risk of underachievement at school, and team building personal development courses.

The Enterprise Programme offers training, one-to-one support and low interest funding for young people to set up their own business.

To find out more call 01282 509950.