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Success stories

Every day, our inspirational young people take the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We’re proud of the 870,000 young people whose lives we’ve touched over the past four decades. 

Why not take a few moments to read, share and celebrate with our real-life success stories? None of our work would be possible without our fantastic network of partners and supporters. Discover their key role in our success. 

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The Prince’s Trust and Marks and Spencer (M&S) launched the first Marks and Start programme in July 2013.

Melissa McNaughton

Young person

Inspirational entrepreneur, Melissa McNaughton, 26, from Glasgow, battled a fatal illness to set up a successful hair and beauty business.


Young person

By 18, Michael was homeless. His relationship with his family had collapsed, forcing him to leave. He was on a destructive path, until a friend intervened.

Morgan Stanley Centre Opening


The recently-opened Prince’s Trust Morgan Stanley Centre in Tower Hamlets is a hub that’s already transforming young lives.


Young person

Natalie and her family out of their home after her mother witnessed a crime. Bricks were regularly thrown through their windows.

Volunteer Natasha Black, Northern Ireland


Former business manager and teacher Natasha Black, from Lisburn in Northern Ireland, wears many hats.

Terian kneeling next to business


NatWest has been working with The Trust for 17 years to enable thousands of young people to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses.

Pam Whitehead


Twelve years ago, Pam Whitehead, from Nottingham, felt it was time she gave something back.

Perth Team 7

Young people

Team 7 were a mixed group of 16 to 24-year-olds. Find out how they transformed their local community.

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