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Regional Winners Celebrate Success


Northamptonshire’s Prince’s Trust Teams, delivered by Tresham, are celebrating after two former team members won at the East Midlands Celebrate Success awards on Monday 9th November at The Roundhouse, Derby.

The Celebrate Success awards are the flagship event in The Prince’s Trust calendar, allowing staff, volunteers and supporters the opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of young people. The regional award winners are then put forward to the star studded national awards held in Spring 2016.

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Michael Lyman, who completed the Rushden Team programme, won the HSBC Breakthrough Award. Michael had suffered with severe anxiety and had been prescribed anti-depressants as he was afraid to leave his bedroom. He was alienated from life, had no idea what he wanted to do and wondered why he was even alive.

Michael’s father encouraged him to join Team. During his first week, Michael barely spoke, but during a group residential trip, he began to relax and open up to others. Michael is now free from anti-depressants, working part time at a supermarket and he also volunteers at Team.

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Another winner from the Northamptonshire Prince’s Trust teams was Tapiwanashe Ryane Maringa, won the Samsung young Achiever of the Year award for his time with the Kettering Team. Ryane was only six when his mother moved from his family home in Zimbabwe to England to retrain as a nurse. He stayed in Zimbabwe with his grandmother for 13 years until his visa was granted for him to be able to join his mother in England. He came to England with no qualifications, no friends and limited English.

Ryane came to Team after a number of failed work placements. He surprised himself by achieving things he didn’t think were possible. He completed the Team more confident and focused on a career. He is currently studying an Access to HE course at Treshaam and working part time to help people with disabilities. He aspires to study nursing at university.

Well done to Team Leaders, Daniel Freeman and Mark Williams for your excellent support and encouragement to Team members.

The winners will be shortlisted for the Celebrate Success national final in Spring 2016.

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