Young people on a personal development course have been praised for boosting a vital local charity through their community project.

A group of students undertaking a Prince's Trust programme spent two weeks at the Veterans Hub in Wyke Regis redecorating the decking area and helping to raise funds to help pay for much needed resources.

The youngsters also completed a sponsored litter pick along Weymouth beach and held a cake sale at Weymouth College, raising £220 altogether.

Lilly Markwell, Prince's Trust team leader, said: "The Prince's Trust team programme is for young people aged 16 to 25 who are not in education, training or employment.

"The team programme is designed to build up the young peoples confidence, get them to learn new skills and widen their experiences to help them with their future goals. As part of the team programme the students must undertake a community project to help a local charity in their community. Team 13 decided that they wanted to help the Veterans Hub."

The Veterans Hub, founded by ex-Rifles soldier Andy Price, from Portland, offers support to veterans in difficult times, and was

Mr Price said: "It was amazing having them with us and they should be proud of what they have achieved - it's made a huge difference.

"The students involved showed a real maturity when being around our service users and the interaction between our veterans and themselves was good to see; I genuinely believe that all parties got something positive out of this experience."