Two inspirational people from Birmingham are to meet Prince Charles after being nominated for awards at a ceremony in London.
Tony Bradley and Rebecca White are both in the running for accolades at the UK final of The Prince's Trust and RBS Celebrate Success Awards for either their dedication or successes with the youth charity.
The grand ceremony takes place at London's Theatre Royal on February 20 in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and will feature a host of stars including T4 presenter and Trust ambassador June Sar-pong and singer Lemar.
Mr Bradley, who is in the running for the Mentor Award, has mentored businesses, been part of the charity's area board, helped with mentor recruitment and has been a development award assessor for the past ten years.
His dedication to the young people of Birmingham was confirmed this year when, from his hospital bed, he rang to find out how the business awards committee had gone.
He said: "I am very excited and nervous to have made it to the finals. I feel proud of being able to make a difference to young people's lives and really enjoy volunteering my time."
Having faced significant barriers including being bul-lied and depression, Rebecca
White, from Chelmsley Wood, joined a pioneering programme developed by the trust which allowed her to demonstrate her good leadership, organisational and planning skills.
The charity revealed Rebecca has now blossomed into a strong, confident young person and has started a veterinary nurse course at college, pursuing her ambition of working with animals.
She said: "I am very excited and nervous to have made it to the finals. I feel proud of overcoming my personal difficulties and gaining the confidence to do well at school. I am grateful to The Prince's Trust for giving me the support I needed."
The Prince's Trust and RBS Celebrate Success Awards celebrate the achievements of disadvantaged young people supported by the trust who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on the community.