STUDENTS from the Prince’s Trust Team Kidderminster 168 ran, cycled and rowed the distance from Kidderminster to Calais to raise money for a community project.

with the help of gym staff at 24/7 fitness, the team completed the sponsored triathlon and worked together to cover the 240 miles to raise money for materials and equipment to renovate and develop the garden at Franche Community Primary School.

Brett Caulfield, Prince’s Trust team leader, said: “The students have been working very hard to raise funds for their community project, which they are determined to make a success of. A huge thank you must go to all the staff at 24/7 fitness for making this possible and for making it an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.”

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week for young people aged between 16-25. Once the team has completed their community project they will start a two-week work placement.