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Prince's Trust Fundraising Bid at Derby College

Derby College Prince's Trust students are raising money to build a wildlife garden at a local school.

Derby, United Kingdom, March 23, 2011 --( Photo opportunity: Thursday March 24, 10am to 4.30pm: Fun Day at Derby College, Field Road, Ilkeston

A group of young people from Ilkeston are busy raising money to support their work to create a wildlife garden at a local junior school.

The group of 10 young people aged 16 to 24 are planning the work as part of their 12-week Prince's Trust programme at Derby College which is designed to give them the skills and confidence to move onto full time education, work or an apprenticeship.

Their fundraising efforts have so far included a duck race, raffle, car wash and will culminate in a Fun Day for fellow students at Field Road in Ilkeston and the general public on Thursday March 24 between 10am and 4.30pm when activities will include a variety of games and family challenges.

Money raised will go towards buying plants, benches, fencing, mosaic slabs, solar lighting, matting and bug, bird and hedge boxes for a new wildlife garden at Chaucer Junior School in Ilkeston which the learners will create starting on Monday March 28.

Team leader Paula Wilson explained: "The group have worked extremely hard to raise money to buy the materials for them to create the wildlife garden at the school.

"We hope for a good turnout at the Fun Day and we will then be gearing up for a week of hard work at the school."

Media enquiries:
Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665;

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