Cheryl delightedly opened the doors to the new Cheryl’s Trust Centre in her native Newcastle on Tuesday, a year after confirming the centre will be built.
The 34-year-old songstress appeared live on BBC Breakfast to unveil the new state-of-the-art centre, which she has opened in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust, in the heart of the city to support thousands of disadvantaged young people.
Speaking previously of her trust, she said: ‘Too many young people grow up thinking no one cares and they don’t believe they can make anything of themselves… I want my Trust to help them realise their potential and get their lives back on track.’
Appearing live at the centre, Jayne McCubbin said: ‘We’re very excited in Newcastle. Laura’s one of the young people who’s going to benefit from the centre and this is Zoop her anxiety bear, which we will hear more about soon.’
On Tuesday morning, it was revealed of the centre: ‘Step by step, day by day they want to make life better. The centre will help people get their lives on track.’
Laura Million discussed her depression and anxiety while Thomas Rebair revealed he was suspected to die after he fell into an eating disorder before he was helped by Cheryl’s Trust and The Prince’s Trust.
Clare Crabb, the centre’s regional director, revealed the young people in the centre can be helped by the trust while Sean Pearrson, who was helped himself by the centre explained he now works at the centre.
Happy days: Cheryl delightedly opened the doors to her Cheryl’s Trust Centre in her native Newcastle on Tuesday after months of planning
Doing her best: During her pregnancy in November 2016, Cheryl joined her boyfriend Liam Payne, with whom she shares son Bear, at the at the Fayre of St James’s hosted by Quintessentially Foundation and the Crown Estate in aid of her trust (pictured at the event)
A message posted on the official Twitter account for Cheryl on Tuesday morning, read: ‘Today’s the day. Years of planning. Months of fundraising. The doors officially open of Cheryl’s Trust Centre. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights so far.’
Speaking as the news was announced Cheryl said: ‘It seems like a lifetime since I started talking about opening a centre in Newcastle with the Prince’s Trust. I cannot believe the dream is finally real.
‘Without all the support and help along the way I would never have been able to get here. My heart is so full of pride, love and hope.’
Nick Stace, chief executive of the Prince’s Trust, said: ‘We are very grateful to Cheryl and proud of all that she has done to support the Prince’s Trust.
‘The new centre will enable us to support over 5,000 young people in the next three years and grow delivery of all our programmes. It’s a huge achievement and we look forward to celebrating when we officially open the centre.’
Cheryl has thrown herself into many ventures with the trust, including launching a limited edition Cheryl’s Trust Belgian Chocolate Crunch Bar, at Greggs bakery in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2015.
A sweet treat! Cheryl has thrown herself into many ventures with the trust, including launching a limited edition Cheryl’s Trust Belgian Chocolate Crunch Bar in 2015 (pictured handing out samples at Greggs bakery in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne)