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Lionel Richie becomes First Global Ambassador and First Chairman of the Global Ambassador Group for The Prince’s Trust 

American singer, songwriter and global superstar Lionel Richie is helping youth charity The Prince’s Trust to scale-up and expand its work around the world.

As Chair of the new Global Ambassador Group, Lionel Richie will support the charity as it sets to work on a new global remit, tackling issues such as youth education and unemployment, supporting indigenous youth and helping build sustainable communities.

The announcement was made today at an event in Barbados engaging and celebrating young people supported by Prince’s Trust International and its delivery partners The Royal Barbados Police Force and Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment.  The event was attended by Lionel Richie and The Prince of Wales.

Lionel Richie says: “The Prince’s Trust is known for its excellent work with young people in the UK, and has a wealth of knowledge that can be useful to other organisations in other countries. The Global Ambassador Group will champion the work of this remarkable charity in new countries and, with this new role, I’m committing to helping The Trust across the globe.”  

The Prince’s Trust has supported more than 900,000 young people across the UK into education, employment or training, since 1976. It is now using this expertise and experience internationally to help organisations overcome the global issue of youth unemployment and to transform lives.

Group Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust, Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE, says: “We are thrilled to have a person of Lionel’s stature on board as our founding Global Ambassador. There is so much we can achieve together to help young people, and their communities, all over the world. ”

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