Students brighten up Sangat Centre for users

Students brighten up Sangat Centre for users

Newly decorated crèche and entrance at the Sangat Centre by the Princes Trust Team Keighley, based at Keighley Campus.

Keighley’s Sangat Centre has been given a lick of paint brightening up a number of key areas thanks to students completing a community project.

A group of 16-24 year olds on the Prince’s Trust Team programme at Keighley Campus have just finished redecorating the children’s crèche and entrance way.

Students have to complete a community project as part of the 12 week programme which aims to give unemployed young people the chance to learn new skills, improve their employment prospects, gain qualifications while making a difference to communities in Keighley.

Prior to the project, the crèche room was painted blue and looked quite dark and the entrance was in need of updating.

The group, which was on-site for 8 days stripped the crèche of furniture and sanded all the paintwork before getting to work with paintbrushes and rollers.

With a fresh coat of paint and colour scheme both the crèche and entrance way now look clean, bright and more attractive for users.

As well as the physical work, the group did all their own fundraising to raise money to fund the project including a cycle challenge, tombola and Valentine’s raffle as well as bag pack in Asda.

Sangat Centre Manager Rabani said: “The team had a professional manner, were friendly and engaged with staff and centre users well during their time on-site.”

Crèche Development Worker Rukshana Nazir added: “ It (the crèche) looks nice and bright – they have worked very hard and done a good job.”

Prince’s Trust Team Leaders Elaine Marchant-Sidwell and Kathryn Wood said: “we are very impressed with our team members for their hard work and commitment towards the projects and feel that the finished results are very professional. Good work everyone”