Princes Trust comes to shopping centre with a pony

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The Prince’s Trust will be at the Hildreds Shopping Centre in Skegness on Thursday, April 23.

Representatives from the youth charity will be on hand to offer support and advice to unemployed young people interested in self-employment.

A group of young entrepreneurs who have set up in business with help from The Trust will be supporting the charity’s visit to the centre from 9am – 4pm.

The Prince’s Trust runs a range of programmes to help unemployed young people get into work or training, or set up in business.

The charity’s Enterprise Programme has been helping young people set up in business since 1980, and supports many young people in Lincolnshire each year.

Trudy Roberts, programme executive at The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are looking forward to coming to The Hildreds and promoting the great work of the charity. Many young people in Skegness are struggling to find work but we know that with the right support it is possible to turn things around. We have had great success in helping young people from Lincolnshire move into self-employment and we would love to meet young people who are interested in taking this step – or finding out more about our other programmes.

“To keep shoppers entertained we will also have a miniature pony at our stand from Pony Parties, a local business run by a young woman who was supported by The Trust. We are extremely grateful to The Hildreds Centre for helping us organise this event.”

Centre manager, Steve Andrews, said: “The work done by The Prince’s Trust is remarkable and we look forward to welcoming them to the centre along with the local businesses. We are always really keen to support fledgling businesses.”