The Rising Star Award, sponsored by Delta Air Lines, recognises those young people who, despite having faced substantial personal obstacles, are in sustainable employment as a result of a Prince's Trust programme. 

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Rising Star Award winner - Jack Hamblett

“I had an unstable childhood and I felt like my head was scrambled with all these different emotions. I stopped eating, I stopped washing. I hated myself.  I tried everything I could think of to feel normal, including drugs and self harm. It nearly blew my family apart. 

"My best friend had died, and I was devastated by his death. All in the space of a year I lost my step-dad and mum to cancer, and my dog died. My mental health took a massive nose-dive at that point. 

“But then I thought of my friend. His life had ended too soon, and I realised how precious life is. So I started seeking help from support services and signed up to The Prince’s Trust Team programme.

The Prince’s Trust has always been there for me, it kept my head stable and made me see what is important in life.

"Team gave me a structure and taught me to listen and respect other people’s opinions. I used to think I'd never make it to my 21st birthday, but I've passed that milestone and I'm proud. 

“I have been working as a support worker in a residential home and I want to learn to drive, buy a car, buy a house, and one day, I’d like to buy my dad a boat. He'd like that.”

Our partnership with Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has shown tremendous support for young entrepreneurs and helping young people set up in business through supporting our Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store. As well as this, we also thrilled Delta Air Lines are also our fantastic headline sponsors of our flagship cycle challenge from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, Palace to Palace 2018.

Our regional Rising Star Award winners

  • Chris McMullan, winner of our Belfast Rising Star Award 2017
  • Hugh McGarvie, winner of our Edinburgh Rising Star Award 2017
  • Yasmina Magdy, winner of our Newcastle Rising Star Award 2017
  • Hashmina Rahman, winner of our Manchester Rising Star Award 2017
  • Chloe Passfield, winner of our Norwich Rising Star Award 2017
  • Tara Joe Nortcliffe, winner of our Leeds Rising Star Award 2017
  • Rashid Abdul, winner of our Birmingham Rising Star Award 2017
  • Charlie Passingham, winner of our London Rising Star Award 2017
  • Jack Hamblett, winner of our Bristol Rising Star Award 2017
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