Volunteers transform The Surge youth centre
New life has been put back into a youth centre after teenagers helped create new spaces to benefit the community.
Some 11 volunteers from the Dereham Princes Trust Team refurbished The Surge in St Giles Road, Watton, after raising �400 from a sponsored walk along the Norfolk Coastal Path and a bag pack at Tesco supermarket in Dereham.
The inner courtyard was cleared up and re-landscaped and the gym, music room, pool room, DJ room and television lounge were re-decorated.
Jan Godfrey, chairman of the Wayland Partnership in Watton, said: 'I am not normally involved in the day to day running of The Surge, but was very happy to offer support on this occasion as I know of nothing but good with regard to the work of the Princes Trust. I was very impressed on my two visits by the amount and the quality of the work achieved by this team of young people.
'I know that the young people who use the Surge and the volunteers who support them are delighted with the result and thank the Princes Trust wholeheartedly.'
The Surge is run by the charity Project Rainbow, made up of members of the community.
People who were in the Dereham Princes Trust Team came from Watton, Swaffham, Mattishall and Dereham.
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During the two week-long transformation the students also collected 20 bags of rubbish and cut back the undergrowth.
Donations from Jewson, Myhills, Frimstone Pit, Tufts and Toftwood Garden Centre also helped the project.
The Princes Trust course is run by Norfolk Fire Service at five venues across Norfolk and is accessible to young people aged between 16 and 25.