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Young heroes who succeeded against the odds are honoured

By Staff Reporter

An audience of 400 people have gathered at Titanic Belfast for the glittering Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

The awards recognise the achievements of disadvantaged young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.

Ian Jeffers, director of The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland, said: "These awards are just one way we demonstrate that with a bit of support and encouragement we can inspire thousands of local young people to choose a positive path through life. This year over 4,300 young people will take part in Prince's Trust programmes in Northern Ireland."

Winners were Joan Mallon (21) from Belfast who won the Samsung Young Achiever Award, Daryl Crothers (25) from Carrickfergus who took the Ulster Bank Enterprise Award, Caroline McCusker (25) from East Belfast was named Titanic Quarter Ltd Young Ambassador, Natalie Coffey (22) from Helen's Bay picked up the HSBC Breakthrough Award, Lauren Moates (19) from Newry won the Devenish Nutrition Flying Start Award, Saoirse Graham (16) from Strabane scooped the ShredBank Educational Award while Team 22 from north Belfast won the Moy Park Community Impact Award.

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