Trust in decade fashion forgot

Release Date: 24 April 2017

Shoulder pads, parachute pants, high hair and maybe even mullets – the 80s were back with a bang for one day only at D&A College.

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Prince’s Trust Team members (from left) – Levon Anderson, Holly Fenwick, Shania Guild, Kerry Hastie (team leader) and Nathan Van Steensel. (Picture: Liina Kinnaslampi.)

In a bid to raise cash to fund their community project, all 14 members of D&A Prince’s Trust Team danced all day during an 80s themed event at Gardyne Campus.

Team leaders Ian Gilzean and Kerry Hastie also took part in the Dancethon, which raised funds to finance a make-over for the One- Parent Families’ Garden in Fintry, Dundee.

“As part of the Prince’s Trust Team programme, those taking part must undertake a community project and this team have chosen to refurbish the garden in Fintry,” explained Kerry.

“The area has become a bit dilapidated and need a good face-lift to give the kids a safe, fun and cheery place to play in which to play.”

Kerry and Ian posted an appeal for legwarmers, ra ra skirts and fingerless gloves to fellow D&A staff in a bid to achieve an authentic 80’s look for their impromptu nightclub.

All of which they will be swapping for gardening gloves and overall when they start work on the garden!

The team danced from 9am till 4.30pm on Friday, March 31.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is aimed at preparing those taking part for that vital ‘next step’ into employment or further education.

The 12-week project helps people aged between 16 and 25 develop confidence, learn new skills, and get into work as well as bringing together people from different backgrounds and circumstances and with different abilities.