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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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Terri smiling while holding a box open

Young person

Terri is a fighter from overcoming health problems to now being an entrepreneur of two businesses Bowden’s Unique Boutique and Be-You-Tez.

Jonny Harkins, Prince

Young person

Prior to securing a place on the Get Into Retail programme, Jonny struggled with his self-confidence, causing him to become isolated from his friends and family.

Rachel Williams, Prince

Young person

Rachel's bad back didn't stop her from being voted Shropshire's apprentice of the year and becoming a full-time member of the team.

Celebrity ambassador Paloma Faith with Young Ambassador Alex


Earlier this year ŠKODA launched our new partnership at a secret gig in Hackney with leading UK artist and ambassador Paloma Faith.

John Okungbaiye and Joshua Okungbaiye, founders of High Spirit Bags

Young person

Passionate about design from a young age, John and his older brother Joshua decided to launch their own luxury bag business, High Spirit Bags. 

Faye Savory, founder of BearHugs Gifts, blogs about how her experience of The Prince's Trust's Celebrate Success Awards.

Sue Shilling

Sue Shilling has volunteered at a number of workshops for The Prince’s Trust. She's support young people in events like Get Hired; sharing advice from her life experience to her background as a hiring manager. 

Lauren Mott, Prince

Young person

Mental health challenges left Lauren lacking confidence and feeling hopeless about her future.

LJ Flanders, Prince

Young person

After getting in trouble with the law, LJ was determined to turn a negative into a positive by using his experience in prison to help others.

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