Release Date: 07 April 2009
Release ID: 403
FedEx UK has sponsored the prestigious Young Achiever of the Year category in the Prince’s Trust’s annual “Celebrate Success” awards. The Young Achiever of the Year Award honours young people who have overcome barriers and transformed their lives.
Founded in 1976 by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince’s Trust helps change young people’s lived in the UK through practical and financial support, developing skills as well as confidence and motivation. The Trust’s Celebrate Success awards recognise disadvantaged young people who have achieved against the odds.
Winner of this year’s FedEx UK Young Achiever of the Year award Lisa Daly previously battled with depression and self-harm, after growing up with multiple family problems. Lisa now uses her experiences to inspire other young people in her job as a Prince’s Trust team leader.
Lisa said, “My life was in a downward spiral until I came across the Prince’s Trust. Winning the Young Achiever of the Year award just shows how far I’ve come.”
Michael Holt, Chief Executive Officer of FedEx UK commented, “Lisa’s success is an inspiration for young people across the country. At FedEx, we help our people develop their talents so they can succeed and so it’s fantastic to be able to support the Celebrate Success awards, which really mirror our own values.”
This year’s star studded ceremony was held at London’s Leicester Square and was attended by HRH the Prince of Wales as well as A-listers such as Michael Sheen, Emilia Fox, Rob Brydon and Alesha Dixon.
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