Young ambassador thanked by prince
A young Stevenage ambassador for one of The Comet’s charities of the year was praised by Prince Charles last week.
A YOUNG Stevenage ambassador for one of The Comet’s charities of the year was praised by Prince Charles last week.
Tarkan Ahmet, from Stevenage, met the prince at a special event at St James’ Palace to recognise young ambassadors who volunteer their time for the Prince’s Trust.
The 27-year-old was struggling to find work when he was given a grant by the trust to set up his business, Student Jetpacks, which supplies information packs to foreign students coming into the UK. Now he gives up his time promoting the trust’s work.
“Without people like yourselves we are not able to help people,” the prince said. “Now we really do have a chance. There’s a huge task out there to be undertaken. So many young people need to be reached out to by us, and with your growing numbers we can reach more people and help put the ‘Great’ back into Britain.”
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Tarkan said: “It was an honour to be invited. It was a great opportunity to meet and network with other young ambassadors from across the country.”
This year The Prince’s Trust aims to support more than 3,500 young people in the east of England who are long-term unemployed, are in or leaving care, have struggled at school or have been in trouble with the law.
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To join a Prince’s Trust course or to find out more information about the trust’s work go to www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.