Central England

Latest stories from the region:

  • In and out of care, Jared Kirby left school with no qualifications, was homeless and even spent time in prison. Fast forward to today, and Jared is working full-time in the hospitality sector and feeling optimistic about the future.
  • Influential supporters from across Central England came together for a special dinner in the House of Lords last night, to hear about the challenges facing young people.
  • Our partnership with London Luton Airport has supported more than 100 unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence they need to secure jobs.
  • The winners of the West Midlands Million Makers competition 2015, Dee Set, smashed their initial target, raising an incredible £18,539 to help support disadvantaged young people.
  • A team of graduates from Barratt Developments pitched to a Dragon’s Den style panel, as part of their Million Makers challenge this year, in a bid to secure seed-funding of £1,500.
  • Higgs & Sons, a law firm based in the Black Country, have raised over £27,000 for the Prince’s Trust in the past two years through a range of fundraising challenges.
  • Young People from The Prince's Trust Fairbridge Programme are taking part in a natural horsemanship course with Kingdom Horse, a centre that works with horse understanding their language and the way they communicate.
  • Spencer Bloomfield of Yolo Food Company won the BQ West Midlands award and has been invited to compete for the BQ National Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Her Majesty The Queen visited South Lynn Fire Station this week to meet some young people who have transformed their lives with help from The Prince's Trust.
  • Encouraging the development of essential IT skills, this new digital classroom promises to bring new confidence opportunities to Stoke's disadvantaged young people.