Pottermus helps team shoot for cash target

STOKE City mascot Pottermus has stepped in to help a team of Prince’s Trust volunteers raise cash for a Newcastle school.

The happy hippo will face a barrage of balls fired by 12 volunteers from Stoke-on-Trent College’s Prince’s Trust Team based in Newcastle, as they attempt to get one in the net in the name of charity.

Any cash raised from the fundraising penalty shoot-out will go towards buying all the materials the group need to help renovate the reception playground area at Hassell Community Primary School in Barracks Road.

Prince’s Trust team leader Beth Alvey, said:

“Our group is sponsored by the football club so we often go in there to do sports sessions, and we hope lots of friends and family will get behind the team for this event and help them raise as much cash as possible. The team have organised a series of fundraising events over a week, and their target is to raise £400. With the cash they can then buy all the paints, brushes and everything else they need to tackle the playground and decorate it with lovely murals and activities. Once they finish the school project the team are then looking do some more fundraising for Blackfriars Day Centre, where people are physically disabled or have learning difficulties, as they will be organising a week of activities for them.”

Kirsty Broome, headteacher at the primary school, said:

“I’m delighted that the group have chosen our school as their project. Their enthusiasm and creativity will have an enormous impact on our children and I’m really looking forward to starting work with their team soon.”

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is 12-week self-development programme for anyone aged 16-25 which focuses on confidence building, teamwork and communication skills and problem solving.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is perfect for anyone who isn’t sure what to do next.  For more information about the Prince’s Trust in Staffordshire call 01782 603790, or contact the Stoke-on-Trent College Recruitment Team on 01782 603790.

You can also find out more about all the courses currently on offer at the next college open evening being hosted at both the Burslem and Cauldon College campuses on December 5th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

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