Northampton MP Michael Ellis helped celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust during a reception at the House of Commons.
The youth charity has supported more than 825,000 young people into work, education or training since 1976, including 443 in Northamptonshire in the last year.
More than 100 guests attended the parliamentary reception hosted by Mr Ellis, including TV presenter Carol Vorderman MBE.
To mark the celebrations, a young entrepreneur who received support from The Prince’s Trust to set up a cake-making business created a special 40th birthday cake.
Mr Ellis said “I was thrilled to host this event celebrating 40 years of The Prince’s Trust. The work that the Trust carries out is literally life changing to so many young people and it was touching to hear first-hand how so many lives have been transformed. I am always very happy to support the Prince’s Trust and look forward to another 40 years of its successes.”
Carol Vorderman said: “As an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have met so many inspiring young people who have overcome extremely difficult circumstances to find their dream job or set up in business. It’s truly incredible to think that the charity has made a difference to more than 825,000 young lives – not to mention their families and communities too.”