Last week (Tuesday 3rd
April 2018) started with the devastating news that Chadsmoor Family Centre had been broken into by vandals and had destroyed the garden that Cannock Team 2 had been working on for their Community Project.
The students were angry. After all they were victims of a crime along with the centre.
Their Anger led to Frustration that led to disappointment.
At this point most of us would just grumble and tell the world what had happened on social media or to friends and family.
Not for Cannock Team 2.
Determination for change then followed next.
By the end of the week they were planning a video to help raise awareness of what happened to the community of Cannock and beyond.
This will be shared on the website in the coming weeks. It will be completed by the end of their Prince’s Trust Team programme.
We are so proud to be working with our students on this. They are now standing on a new platform where they are working to help change the community positively. They are also standing up for young people who are quite often stereotyped and stigmatised by anti-social behaviour when it occurs. They are showing that it has no place in their community. They want their community to thrive and prosper.
We need the community to react to this incident. We need the community to be determined to respond.
If you see or hear something don’t turn away and cover your eyes and ears. Report it.
999 emergency police number: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/1991/999-Emergency
101 Police non-emergency number: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/1990/Non-emergency-101
Crime Stoppers: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/
(Express and Star newspaper)
The Prince’s Trust Team programme in Cannock is funded by The National Lottery and The European Social Fund.