Rugby ground makeover

Prince's Trust volunteer team which worked on the grounds of Leigh Miners Rangers Club on Manchester Road, Leigh, are thanked by groundsman John Ashurst, president Trevor Barton, treasurer Jean Nicholson, and vice chairman Keith Nicholson
Prince's Trust volunteer team which worked on the grounds of Leigh Miners Rangers Club on Manchester Road, Leigh, are thanked by groundsman John Ashurst, president Trevor Barton, treasurer Jean Nicholson, and vice chairman Keith Nicholson
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A GROUP of young people from Wigan and Leigh gave an amateur rugby league club’s ground a makeover as part of a charity community project.

The 11-strong group, aged between 16 and 21, planted daffodils and other plants at the junior ground of Leigh Miners Rangers, on Manchester Road, and tidied up the paths as part of a 12-week project with The Prince’s Trust.

The charity has also arranged work placements, helped improve the young people’s basic skills in English and maths, and worked with them towards certificates in health and safety, first aid and food hygiene.

Youth Development Officer Sarah Hill said: “The projects make a huge difference. Each individual develops self-motivation and builds up confidence. We have also seen their behaviour and attitude improve.

“It gets them started and geared up with the life skills that they will need.”