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Youth put their trust in Prince

Prince Charles meets some of the young people his charity is supporting

A NEW centre aimed at supporting an extra 1,000 unemployed young people in Northern Ireland has been officially opened by Prince Charles.

Prince Charles and Camilla spent Tuesday visiting a number of attended venues before he met people who have benefited from the support of the Prince's Trust.

The new centre, at Weaver's Court in south Belfast, will run a range of Prince's Trust courses, bringing the Fairbridge programme to Northern Ireland for the first time. The scheme will help the country's most vulnerable young people get the intensive support they need to get their lives back on track.

Ian Jeffers, director of The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland, said: "It is shocking to think that one in five young people in Northern Ireland are struggling to find a job. Too many vulnerable young people are losing hope for the future.

"That's why our new centre is needed now more than ever. Thanks to the new centre, we will be able to support 4,000 young people this year."

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