YOUNG people at Dudley College have created a campaign group with the aim of breaking down barriers between generations.

The Generations Unite initiative is the brainchild of a team of 16 to 24-year-olds on the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme at the central Dudley centre.

The group has been set up with a £500 grant from Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Challenge and their first event will be a conference at the college on Saturday April 5 to share ideas with older people on financial management.

Sean Ross, from the Generations Unite team, said: ‘We’re really excited about our event and we hope that people will come away with better knowledge on how to spend their money more wisely and how we can support one another in the wider community.

“We want to make sure that we do all we can to help people become better at managing their finances in order to make a difference in their lives.”

The Money For Life Challenge is a national competition for students to develop money management skills and share them in their communities.

Judges will assess the conference and the Duke of Edinburgh team is hoping to reach the final of the competition in May where the winner will scoop £2,500 for a charity of his choice.

For more information or to book a place at the conference contact Sophia Daly at Dudley College on 01384 363412.