HRH The Prince of Wales visited South Thames College in Wandsworth today to celebrate a group of young people’s achievements.

HRH The Prince of Wales met 10 unemployed young people who have recently completed the Team programme.

While he was there he cut into a luxury ‘300’-themed cake that the college had prepared, celebrating the number of programmes The Prince's Trust and South Thames College have run together over the past two decades.

Mother-of-one Cherrelle Marsham, 23, from Wimbledon, who was part of Merton Team 75, explained how Team has changed her life.

I've never been employed, let alone had a CV, but the Team programme has showed me that I am capable of getting a job and achieving the things I want to do. I was really grateful to secure some experience while on the programme, working with young people with learning difficulties, because it's going to help share mine, and my family's future. 

“I’ve been on an incredible journey and meeting HRH The Prince of Wales has made my year. I’m now full of confidence and can’t wait to move forward, thanks to The Prince’s Trust.”

South Thames College is one of just four partners to have reached the 300 Team milestone.

HRH The Prince of Wales also met Celebrate Success winner Matthew Campbell, 24, from Surbiton, along with Young Ambassador Max Dyer and Keresha Florentine – all of whom have previously completed Team and have since gone on to work, volunteer or study at South Thames College.

Martina Milburn, chief executive for The Prince’s Trust, says:

These hardworking and passionate young people prove that, with the right support, it is possible for the unemployed to transform their lives. We hope that their stories will inspire other young people to get in touch with The Prince's Trust and find out how we can help them realise their potential.