The Prince's Trust Awards 2018
Published 08 March 2018
The Prince of Wales joined a host of celebrities at a Prince's Trust award ceremony, recognising young people who have turned their lives around with the help of the Trust.
Among the guests at the London Palladium were actors Tom Hardy and Bryan Cranston, footballer Thierry Henry, actresses Olivia Colman and Helen McCrory and singers Cheryl Tweedy and Sir Tom Jones.
The awards ceremony recognises those who have overcome issues such as abuse, drug addiction, homelessness and depression and have gone on to have successful lives.
Winners included Daisy McDonnell, who was recognised as Young Achiever of the Year after surviving bereavement and homelessness to become a fully certified outdoor instructor.
"This has been a great opportunity," said Emma, "I have developed new skills, new confidence and new passions. I am now sitting my yacht masters and aim to have completed my ocean yacht masters at UKSA in the Isle of Wight and dive masters within the next five years. I am surrounded by likeminded, happy people and am living at sea, in my element and have grown to accept my past and learn from my mistakes.”
Speaking about The Prince's Trust, former Spice Girl Mel C said, "I think it's going from strength to strength. These things it's always unfortunate we still need, but it's an incredible thing.
"But the thing I've really noticed over the years is how the younger people that are helped, how they go on to help people in similar circumstances. It's just a very positive thing that keeps evolving."
Actress Olivia Colman said of The Prince's association with the Trust, "Many other people in charge of this Trust might have come and gone and we might have seen various figure heads but the fact that he's there and he's there for the long run is really impressive and I think that's why it's such a strong Trust and can do so much for people, because it's got really good foundations."
The Prince's Trust gives disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find a job. The charity has helped 870,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Three in four of these young people move into work, training or education.