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Honoured by Prince's Trust awards
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Three people from Northamptonshire have been honoured at a Prince's Trust award ceremony.

The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards honoured Michelle Myers, Christi Seyd-Brown, and Leanne Horton for their hard work.

Since The Prince's Trust first began, it's helped over 550,000 young people reach new goals.

Michelle Myers was recognised in the Federation of Small Businesses Enterprise Award, receiving runner up.

Christi Seyd-Brown and Leanne Horton both took the runner up prizes in the Bombardier Inspiring Leaders Award for their work in supporting young people to turn their lives around.

Michelle Myers story
Michelle Myers
Michelle Myers - Federation of Small Businesses Enterprise Award.

Michelle is 31 years-old and from Abington in Northampton.

She was struggling to bring up two young children on a part-time salary and had low self-confidence.

Michelle then set up The Little Green House, a children's activity service, run in Northampton.

The business runs eco-activities for kids such as cooking classes and organic gardening.

The business has grown rapidly and they have now gone mobile and are working with schools and nurseries to provide the service.

Leanne Horton's story
Leanne Horton
Leanne Horton - The Bombardier Inspiring Leaders Award.

Leanne is 26-years-old and has been volunteering with unemployed young people after she completed a Prince's Trust course.

She joined the team programme as part of a development opportunity while she was working for the DVLA.

She was inspired whilst on a course at the Prince's Trust and asked to become a volunteer.

She has not only given up her time to give one-to-one support to disadvantaged young people but she has also helped with fundraising for the team.

She is looking to complete a counselling course while still doing her full-time job.

Christi Seyd-Brown's story
Christi Seyd-Brown
Christi Seyd-Brown - The Bombardier Inspiring Leaders Award.

Christi from Brixworth, has been giving her time to support Prince's Trust young people for more than 19 years and is one of the longest serving volunteers.

She has supported hundreds of disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around.

Her role is to assess young people who apply for The Trust's Development Awards, which are grants to support youngsters into work, training and education.

Christi also promotes the work of The Trust by giving out information in public places and fundraising.

For more information on The Prince's Trust check out their website or call: 0800 842 842.

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