Prince of Wales celebrates success at star-studded ceremony

The Prince's Trust hosted a star-studded ceremony to celebrate the success and achievements of young people who have overcome a range of challenges from depression and abuse to homelessness.

The Prince’s Trust hosted a star-studded ceremony to celebrate the success and achievements of young people who have overcome a range of challenges from depression and abuse to homelessness.

HRH The Prince of Wales joined by BAFTA-winning actors Tom Hardy and Adam Deacon and BRIT award winner Emeli Sande in London to pay tribute to people who have turned their lives around with the help of The Prince’s Trust.

Joanna Lumley, Gok Wan and Emma Bunton were also among the guests at the awards hosted by TV double-act Ant and Dec at Leicester Square’s Odeon.

Emeli Sande presented an award to Stacy Bradley, 25, who battled a traumatic childhood and young motherhood to secure a permanent job last year after The Prince’s Trust enabled her to complete a volunteering course and unlock her passion to help disadvantaged people.

‘Her achievements are dazzling,’ says Emeli. ‘Especially given the challenging and traumatic start she had in life. Not only has she transformed her own life but she has helped others through her voluntary work.’

The audience also heard how Ashleigh Murray, 20, tried to take her own life after she was shattered by traumatic personal events and job rejections and Naomi Spencer, 25, who was forced to leave school without qualifications after she was taunted by bullies, but now has her own business.

‘Naomi’s achievements are not only outstanding, but crucially her ambition is clearly limitless,’ said Tom Hardy who presented her with the Blackberry Young Ambassador of the Year award.

The Prince of Wales’ charity has helped more than 650,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more every day and The Prince’s Trust is a proud partner of Marie Claire’s Inspire & Mentor campaign.

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