Lauren's life was transformed after completing The Prince's Trust Get into Retail programme with M&S. Now a Young Ambassador for The Trust, Lauren wants to help more young people and is taking on this year's Palace to Palace cycling challenge.
Experiencing first-hand the positive impact The Prince’s Trust can have on a young person’s life, Lauren is taking on Palace to Palace to help transform more young lives.
"Four years ago I was unemployed, struggling with ill mental health and my confidence was at an all-time low. I couldn't see a future for myself and felt totally hopeless."
"I was recommended for The Prince's Trust Get into Retail programme at M&S, and after a four week work placement I was offered a full time job as a visual merchandiser. For me this was the start of a happier and more positive chapter of my life."
"With the support I received from The Prince's Trust and M&S I have become a more confident, resilient and determined person."
"I’m proud to be a Prince's Trust Young Ambassador as it allows me the opportunity to share my story which I hope will inspire other young people. This year I’m taking on Palace to Palace to raise vital funds for The Trust and help transform the lives of other young people like me."