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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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Sophie McDevitt

Young person

Sophie was just 13 when her parents split up and she became a carer for her younger siblings. Read her story.

Soraia Soames at the Celebrate Success awards

Young person

Excluded for not speaking the language, and bullied because of her alopecia, Soraia Soames, felt friendless and alone.

Steve Brandon, Volunteer


Steve has been a volunteer for The Prince’s Trust for over eight years.

Steven Carruthers

Young person

Trapped indoors by debilitating depression and social anxiety, Steve tried to take his own life twice.

Stuart Banks at Dumfries House, the 18th century stately home in Ayrshire, Scotland

Young person

Stuart Banks, 26 from Kilmarnock, had been unemployed for a year when he turned to The Prince’s Trust for help in August 2013.


Over the last five years, our partnership with the NHS has helped to support over 2,000 young people into work.

Casey Taylor at Saints Football Club


Many of the young people who need our help the most live in the same inner city areas as some of the country’s top football clubs.



The Queen’s Trust pledged to help The Prince’s Trust early on and in a way that’s proven to be game-changing.

Toby Guest

Young person

Toby had a bright future as a professional footballer, but when an injury ended his career he saw it a threat to his whole identity and way of life.

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