Celebrities turn out for Prince’s Trust comedy gala

Comedians including Miranda Hart performed for Prince Charles and raised vital funds to help young people get into work

A comedy extravanganza took place at the Royal Albert Hall last night, with comedians including Miranda Hart and Jimmy Carr performing in front of Prince Charles to raise vital funds for the Prince’s Trust.

The fundraiser’s event ‘We Are Most Amused’, supported by Novae, was the trust’s 11th gala event. Money raised will go to helping change young lives – and three in four young people supported by the Trust move into work, education or training. This comes as figures show almost a million young people are struggling to find work in the UK.

The event, hosted and directed by Ben Elton, also saw comedians including Ed Byrne, Dame Edna Everage and Omid Djalili collaborated and contribute.

Celebrities walking the red carpet included Holly Willoughby, Carol Vorderman and X Factor finalists James Arthur, Christoper Maloney and Union J.

Performer Miranda Hart said: ‘I was delighted to be here tonight and to be doing my bit to help.

‘The Prince’s Trust does a fantastic job in supporting the most underprivileged young people, and at a time when the jobs market is uncertain, it has never been more important to ensure they have all the help they need.’
 
Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince’s Trust, said: ‘It has been fantastic to have the support of so many incredible comedians. Money raised by We Are Most Amused will help us to change the lives of disadvantaged young people at a time of high youth unemployment.’

The Prince’s Trust has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.

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