Cheryl Cole Foundation to help Prince's Trust xl clubs in
the North East
Cheryl Cole met young people from the
region when she visited The Trust's offices to announce
that her foundation will be helping disadvantaged young people in
Prince’s Trust xl clubs in the North East.
The Newcastle-born singer announced that her Cheryl Cole
Foundation will fund The Trust’s xl clubs, which help pupils at
risk of exclusion and those who are in danger of leaving school
with no qualifications.
Cheryl met Naomi Evans, 22, from Newcastle. Naomi left school
with no qualifications but managed to turn things around thanks to
help from The Trust. Cheryl said: "I’ve been inspired by all the
young people I’ve met through The Prince’s Trust. It was great to
meet Naomi and hear her story.
I have always admired the work of The Prince’s
Trust and now I want my foundation to support the charity’s xl
clubs across the North East.
“I grew up
in an under-privileged area in Newcastle and often felt like I
wouldn’t have a chance to succeed. It would have been great to have
a Prince’s Trust xl club at my school back then.
Fortunately I was given a break – but many don’t get the chance.
Too many young people face issues such as bullying or problems at
home. I want to give even more young people in the North East a
chance to succeed.
Naomi is a great example of how The Prince’s Trust helps to turn
young people’s lives around.”
David Beavis, Regional Director for The Prince’s Trust in the
North East, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of the
Cheryl Cole Foundation here in the North East.
Cheryl is clearly passionate about supporting young people
and we’re over the moon that she is joining our mission to help the
most disadvantaged youngsters get their lives on track."
The Prince’s Trust has helped more than 700,000 young people
since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day. The Trust needs
to raise a million pounds a week to ensure its vital work can
continue. Last year, three in four young people supported by
The Trust moved into work, training or education.
The Cheryl Cole Foundation
The Cheryl Cole Foundation was launched last year to help
disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, starting in the North
East. Cheryl met HRH The Prince of Wales in February 2011 to
discuss the work of The Prince’s Trust and the launch of her own
For more information visit www.cherylcolefoundation.org