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Burness solicitor to help as Prince's Trust coach

29 May 2006

Burness solicitor Peter Chambers is taking on a motivational role with a community-based programme aimed at helping disadvantaged 16-25-year-olds.

The Prince’s Trust – Scotland programme at Craigmillar in Edinburgh encourages the personal development of young people through its Team Programme, a 12-week course of community-based and employment-related challenges.

Mr Chambers will be working alongside a Prince's Trust team leader as a development coach to support the young people for 20 days, spread through the course.

The programme provides young people with the practical skills they need to help find a job – offering careers advice, CV writing skills, job searches and a nationally recognised qualification.

Mr Chambers, nominated by Burness to take on the role as part of their corporate responsibility programme, said: "In addition to helping these young people, it will be a great experience for me – I'll be learning valuable communication, management and motivational skills."

He added: "The team leader is very experienced and it is a well-run scheme that can potentially make a real difference to perople's lives. In addition, I would hope that everyone has a lot of fun along the way."

The Craigmillar project will be visited by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Rothesay this week as part of the Prince's Trust 30th birthday celebrations.