Nominated for our Mentor of the Year Award in association with Good Morning Britain, Alison has helped hundreds of young people during her time at The Trust.

Alison is a retired deputy head teacher and qualified counsellor, began mentoring with The Trust in 1999. Her mentees include young people from across a range of different programmes and initiatives – from serving prisoners in HMP Reading to individuals who have completed an employability or engagement programme with The Trust.

Alison’s motivation for devoting huge amounts of her time and energy to all her mentees is driven by knowing that having an impartial shoulder to lean on is invaluable – while her professional skills, own life experience and considerable network of friends and contacts all help to pave the way to a brighter future for her mentees.

Alison said:

As a mentor, I think the single most important thing I can do for the young people I work with is to help them to realise the extent of their capabilities. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing my mentees grow in confidence and knowing that, by providing them with some support, I can help them to reach their full potential.

In addition to working directly with young people, Alison has mentored over 800 corporate volunteers and driven a huge number of fundraising initiatives for The Prince’s Trust. Her skills and connections have been invaluable to staff across the organisation, facilitating introductions which have led to corporate relationships as well as countless opportunities for young people searching for employment and further education.

Alison is always 100% for The Prince’s Trust. Her support and passion never falters, she always finds a way and encourages everyone around her. She truly deserves recognition for being one of The Trust’s longest standing, most successful, most involved and most committed mentors.

Vote for Alison

Alison is nominated for our brand new Mentor of the Year Award in association with Good Morning Britain. You can vote for Alison by calling 0330 123 6103.

* Calls are charged at standard geographical rate from BT landlines. Mobiles and other networks may charge more. Lines close at 5pm on Wednesday 14th February, votes made after this time will not be counted but may still be charged. You must be 18 and over.