Prince Charles’ tribute
Britain’s Prince Charles has paid tribute to the 2015 Pride of Britain Awards winners.
The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people who make the world a better place and Charles penned a moving article in the publication to celebrate the worthy winners.
He wrote: “I am tremendously proud of this year’s Pride of Britain winners and would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks for the noble contributions they have made to the lives of others. Thank you and congratulations.”
His youth charity, the Prince’s Trust, has a category at the awards and Charles praised this year’s recipient, Duane Jackson, who turned his life around after being convicted of carrying drugs in order to pay off his debts.
He wrote: “Over the last 40 years, I have met inspiring young people who have managed to achieve great things, and it makes me enormously proud when these young people go on to help others do the same.
Duane Jackson is one of them, and I am delighted to announce him as this year’s Prince’s Trust winner.
What is so remarkable about Duane’s story is the astonishing journey he has been on in the decade since he first came to my Trust and the inspirational turnaround he has made in his life.”