STROUD MP Neil Carmichael lent a helping hand to students to renovate two group therapy rooms at the Nelson Trust.

Mr Carmichael teamed up with students from the National Citizen Service, which encourages 16 and 17 year olds to take part in social action projects and build skills for work and life.

SGS College run an NCS program and a group of young adults chose to work with the Nelson Trust, a charity which works with clients in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the Stroud area.

The teenagers were so inspired by the work being done at the charity's headquarters in Brimscombe that they were determined to make the space in which clients heal a more inspiring place.

They spent two days renovating two group therapy rooms and bought resources with money they had raised through cake and sweet sales.

Jennifer East from the Nelson Trust said: "We can't speak highly enough about these amazing young people and the kind hearted souls at NCS.

"It is remarkable to think that they wanted to put their energy into this project. Their energy has been inspiring and the transformation brought to our old school site is remarkable."