Prince’s Trust team deliver butterfly garden

Prince's Trust Team 5 have created a butterfly garden in James Ramsay Park in Fraserburgh.
Prince's Trust Team 5 have created a butterfly garden in James Ramsay Park in Fraserburgh.

A team of young people from the Prince’s Trust have transformed an area of James Ramsay Park into a fantastic community space.

‘Team 5’ chose to undertake the project to create a butterfly garden as part of their Prince’s Trust course recently.

During the 12-week programme, team members take part in a variety of challenges, activities and projects designed to increase their confidence and raise their self-esteem, while at the same time gaining nationally-recognised qualifications.

In weeks four to six of the course, team members undertake a project that will benefit their local community.

The butterfly garden which Team 5 designed and created will now be used by the Aberdeenshire ranger service to promote the wildlife in and around Fraserburgh to local schoolchildren during day trips.

To raise funds for the project, Team 5 held a sponsored leg wax and hair shave as well as a soup and sweet at the Salvation Army in Fraserburgh.

Using the monies raised, and in only 10 days, the team totally transformed the area in James Ramsay Park. Team members removed tonnes of soil and weeds, planned and laid a path for children to walk through the garden, created a seating area and planted over 150 plants.

Team 5 would like to thank local businesses and everyone in the community who helped them to complete the butterfly garden project.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme, delivered in North Aberdeenshire by Aberdeen Foyer in partnership with Aberdeen College, is a 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year-olds.

If you know of a community project which future teams can carry out or if you would like to apply to join the next team - which starts on Monday, September 29 - please contact team leader John Smyth on 07971813476 or email jsmyth@aberdeenfoyer.com