A BOXING club has been given a revamp by an enthusiastic team of young volunteers.

Youngsters aged 16 to 25 have been busy painting and cleaning rooms at Winsford ABC Boxing Club on Weaver Street.

They carried out the work as part of their community project on a Prince's Trust programme led by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Their efforts have transformed the training area which is used by people of all ages.

To help fund some of the cost for the renovation, the team packed shopping bags at Asda on The Drumber in exchange for donations.

The team had to complete a community project to graduate as part of a 12-week programme and picked the boxing club to work on.

Jennie Pye, team leader for project,said: “This is a brilliant facility for local people to use and boxing is a great way to exercise and keep people physically active.

“The whole team should be very proud of how hard they have worked to get the project finished. Although the boxing gym paid for the paint, the team raised money from bag packing to buy the rest of the materials.”

The Prince’s Trust programme aims to move young people into full time employment. By doing this community project it helped them to not only gain practical experience but also skills in how to project manage and budget.

The finished project was unveiled in front of dignitaries, boxing club staff, Cheshire Fire Authority members and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service staff on October 25.

The programme gives young people aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and gain greater self-confidence.

The primary focus is on team work within the community so the programme is looking for local placements in a variety of roles.

Over the 12-week course the young people look to push themselves physically and mentally.

For more details about the Winsford programme call Jennie Pye on 07875 565095.