Princes Trust celebrate 40th anniversary

The Princes Trust will mark their 40th anniversary in a special documentary.

The charity was set up in 1976 by Prince Charles to help disadvantaged and unemployed young people living in Britain.

Newcastle born presenting duo and proud ambassadors of the charity, Ant and Dec will host the special show titled ‘Trust At 40’.

The documentary will follow the double act around the UK, as they shadow the Prince of Wales for one whole year.

The boys joined Prince Charles as they visited, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and even Parc Prison in Bridgend South Wales.

The proud Geordie’s also visited their hometown of Newcastle Upon Tyne to visit a dance school.

While in the city of Newcastle the pair were joined by fellow Geordie and proud ambassador of the Princes Trust, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Cheryl also works closely with the charity and in January of this year she set up own her trust called ‘Cheryl’s Trust’.

The Cheryl’s Trust has been set up by the kind hearted singer to help young, unemployed and disadvantaged young people in the North East.

In The next year the X Factor judge hopes to raise £2 million to set up a youth centre in the city of Newcastle.

Ant and Dec were keen to get Cheryl involved in the documentary with Dec saying:

“Cheryl’s an ambassador, as we are, and the idea kind of organically went into going back to some places where we grew up.

“We went to Newcastle Dance Centre where Cheryl went as a small girl, she learnt ballet there.”

Ant added: “We learnt all our dance routines for Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble and stuff there.

“So the three of us went back and met the kids who dance there now. We also met old dance teachers who had stories of us being there and how we were. It was nice.

“We’re from very similar backgrounds in very similar parts of Newcastle and so it all worked really well. And it was really nice spending time with Cheryl.”

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Cheryl with Ant and Dec

Trust At 40 will air on Monday the 4th January at 9pm on ITV1. 

You can find more information on the work of the Princes Trust on their official website  


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