HRH The Prince of Wales opens new office in Llangennech

A group of young people from Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire who have turned their lives around with help from The Prince’s Trust met His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

HRH opens new office in LlangennechHis Royal Highness officially opened the charity’s new premises at Llangennech as part of his week-long visit to Wales. During the visit he met staff, volunteers and young people taking part in a variety of initiatives run by the youth charity.

One of the young people who met the Prince was 25-year-old Kylie Hearne from Swansea who recently opened Stardust Boutique in Sketty with support from The Prince’s Trust.

Kylie said:

It was a real honour to meet the Prince and to be part of the event today.  Without the support of The Prince’s Trust I would not be where I am now. I was struggling to find work and had real confidence issues. I really needed support and The Trust provided it.

She continued, “My business has given me direction in life and I have never been so happy. I am really enjoying being a young ambassador for The Trust and helping to inspire and encourage others too.”

The Prince also met Alex Lewis, who started successful Swansea based business SURVIVA, with support from The Prince’s Trust. Alex said:

The Trust supported my business idea and really helped me get my idea off the ground. I was very proud to meet the Prince today along with lots of other young people that the charity is supporting.

The Prince also chatted to young people who have taken part in Prince’s Trust programmes in Llanelli, Carmarthen and Pembroke.