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Among those receiving awards was Cordell Jeffers, who was honoured with the Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Makers prize. Having once been expelled from school, Jeffers worked to get his education back on track and gain his qualifications, and now helps young people going through similar struggles. A group from Hemel Hempstead, meanwhile, brought together by the Prince’s Trust Team programme, made a garden for care home residents to spend time in – while working collaboratively to develop their own confidence and wellbeing. Team 8 were awarded the Dell Technologies Community Impact Award for their achievements.

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In a post to the official Clarence House social media accounts, the prize giving was described as an ‘inspiring afternoon’, with the caption relating: ‘Today The Prince of Wales presented prizes to @PrincesTrust Award winners at St James’s Palace. 🏆

‘The Prince’s Trust Awards recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community. The winners were announced virtually earlier this year… During a speech, The Prince, who founded the charity in 1976, said: “The Prince’s Trust’s mission is more relevant now than ever, particularly as the pandemic has made the need to help young people prepare for the world of work even more urgent.”

‘“Every young person deserves a chance to succeed and the young people here today have shown that, with the right support, they can fulfil their potential and go on to achieve tremendous things.”’

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