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The TRY Hard Project is funded by the Wooden Spoon Charity and supports and educates 16-19 year olds who are disengaged with the education system or who are not in employment or training.

The project aims to develop the life skills of the participants through sport, yet give them the opportunity to undertake some qualifications.

The current TRY Hard cohort has been on a 14-week Event Volunteering Level 1 Course and have learnt the principles, as well as the benefits, of volunteering.  They have used these skills in a variety of projects, such as assisting at various rugby matches at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, helping to plant trees at New Horizons School and also assist St Joseph’s Family Centre with their Christmas Appeal.

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The TRY Hard project has gone from strength to strength over recent months and has built strong relationships with various local organisations to further enhance their work.  This includes offering work placements for the participants and assisting with various events across the town.

The participants were also commended for their recent World War 1 Project at the 2014 o2 Think Big Young People’s Awards.  The project was awarded the ‘Project of the Year Award’ for their work within Warrington Cemetery.

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