Her Majesty The Queen visited South Lynn Fire Station this week to meet some young people who have transformed their lives with help from The Prince's Trust.

The Queen met six young people who have recently completed our Team programme, as part of a visit to open the new Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) station.

Abigail Mawby, 20 from Doddington, told Her Majesty about her experience of battling unemployment and mental health issues with support from The Prince’s Trust and NFRS.

Since completing the Team programme she has tackled her anxiety and depression, rebuilt her confidence and started a college course studying ICT.

Abigail said: "People at The Trust understood what I was going through and being in a team with other young people, meant we could all lean on each other.

I can’t thank The Trust enough for all the support they’ve given me. I made some friends for life while I was on the course.

Deborah Hatt, 22, Shannon Upton, 19, Jenny-Lee Scott, 20, Oliver Lay-Flurrie, 21 and Damon Salvatore, 21, also told The Queen how The Prince’s Trust helped them gain the skills and confidence they needed to move into work or training.

NFRS is one of 18 Fire and Rescue Services which deliver Team programmes across the UK.