A giant Prince’s Trust Jigsaw on display in the Telford Shopping Centre raises almost £9k. The Jigsaw has been sponsored by companies and individuals to raise funds for the West Midlands Region of The Prince’s Trust.
The Jigsaw is the brainchild of a group of employees from Capgemini who have been participating in the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Project. They have raised over £8,500. Genette Milburn from the group said ‘People have been very generous. The money will help young people in the West Midlands who may be less fortunate than ourselves. As well as the jigsaw, we also had collections at AFC Telford Utd, the RAF Cosford Airshow, Telford town centre and Ironbridge. Local people have supported the fundraising efforts and also know about The Prince’s Trust. The fundraising projects have been a fantastic experience for us all, we have learnt a great deal.’
10 young people from the Lord Silkin School who are currently participating in one the Prince’s Trust’s programmes, the XL club, helped build the Jigsaw.
The team would like to thank all sponsors of the Jigsaw, whose contributions will help young people piece together their lives. Special mention goes to the top sponsors of the Jigsaw.
Visit Shropshire Star video archive to watch a video of the launch.
Visit The Prince’s Trust website to learn more about the Prince’s Trust in the Midlands.
Capgemini UK Plc
Dove Nest Group
Telford Town Centre
International Centre inc International Hotel
James Holyoak and Partner
Special thanks also go to EPS who manufactured the Jigsaw and The Telford Shopping Centre for their continued support of the project.
Kathy Williams Prince’s Trust West Midlands Regional Director said, “The achievement of the Capgemini Enterprise Project has been fantastic.”
So pop along and see the Jigsaw for yourself in the Telford Shopping Centre where it will be on display for a 2-week period! You can’t really miss it!!
Notes to editors
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise project challenges employees to plan, promote and implement a project that raises funds to help young people get their lives working. Capgemini is the first company to have teams taking part in the West Midlands. Fundraising events have included a golf tournament, 5-Aside football, and a balloon race.