The Prince of Wales was joined by a host of familiar faces this afternoon at The London Palladium for the annual Prince’s Trust Awards.
Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions so that they can live, learn and earn.
The ceremony was hosted by Fearne Cotton and Phillip Schofield.
A number of Prince’s Trust supporters attended, including Chiwetel Ejofor, Gwendoline Christie, Michael McIntyre, Katherine Kelly, Luke Evans, Maya Jama, Holly Tucker and Danny Dyer.
Bryan May from Queen, a presenter today noted that: “We need to keep listening. All of these kids have something to say.”
The Prince’s Trust and TKMaxx & Homesense Awards recognise young people who have overcome the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.
Many of the young people helped by the trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
The programmes offered by the charity give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support required to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.
The Trust has helped over 950,000 young people to date and supports over 100 more each day.