STARS ouT in foRce foR The TRuSTFor donations to The Prince's Trust City Riots Appeal newsprinces-trust.org.uk/donate04The Trust / Inspiring young livesAlexandra Burke performs exclusively at The Diamond Ball Rock gAlA conceRTFormer X Factor winner Alexandra Burke gave an exclusive performance at The Diamond Ball at St George's Hall in Liverpool. The event raised £50,000 for The Prince's Trust in the North West. The prestigious black-tie event featured a champagne reception, a four- course meal, a prize raffle and an auction with the chance to win a £10,000 diamond donated by sponsor David M Robinson.The DiAmonD bAllLondon's Royal Albert Hall was packed for the tenth Prince's Trust Rock Gala. Rock and pop legends, including Boy George, Chris de Burgh, Julian Lennon, Mark King, Pete Townshend, Cerys Matthews, Alison Moyet, Joss Stone, The Feeling and Midge Ure, were joined by classical music star Charlie Siem and comedian and musician Tim Minchin in a star-studded line-up at the event, which raised more than £300,000 for The Trust. The concert was also attended by Trust Ambassadors such as actress Tamsin Egerton, actor Sir Ben Kingsley, model Jerry Hall and ex-footballer Dion Dublin. Everyone joined in a rousing finale when all the performers came on stage to sing the David Bowie anthem Heroes.Performers including Boy George, Joss Stone and Tim Minchin taketo the Rock Gala stageTRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, met Take That star and X Factor judge Gary Barlow at his solo concert, held at the Royal Albert Hall, to raise funds for both The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. "It is an honour to play for members of the royal family," said Gary. "I wanted to hold my solo concerts as a way of raising funds for these amazing charities, which are causes close to my heart." The £300,000 raised from the two solo shows will support five key areas identified by The Prince's Trust City Riots Appeal. Gary Barlow hosts a solo concert for The TrustgARy bARlow conceRTGary Barlow meets TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge
EvEnts diary15 March Lancashire Celebrity Sports Dinner15 March The Prince's Trust Red Ball, Bristol27 April The Prince's Trust Sporting Clay Shoot, Eaton Park, Cheshire 20 May Palace to Palace West Midlands 2012 For more details:princes-trust.org. uk/eventsPrince's Trust Ambassadors Gabby and Kenny Logan were among those taking to two wheels for The Prince's Trust Palace to Palace bike ride in September.Every year, the 45-mile ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle sees participants collectively cycle 135,000 miles between the royal palaces.Sports presenter Gabby, who took part in the first Palace to Palace in 2005, said: "What we love most about Palace to Palace is that it's not a competition. For once, it's lovely to just enjoy the scenery without worrying about who's going to win!" Over the past six years, Palace to Palace has raised over £1.2 million to support The Trust. This year, the event is also being brought to the West Midlands. To sign up for Palace to Palace 2012, being held in the West Midlands on 20 May and in London on 14 October: princes-trust.org.uk/palaceCELEBritiEs saddLE UPthe number of young people The Prince's Trust aims to help this year50,000Here come the girls: leading business women show supportProminent businesswomen, including the founder of The White Company, Chrissie Rucker, came together in October to raise £50,000 as part of The Prince's Trust Women's Leadership Group (WLG). The glittering event was hosted by BBC News presenter and Prince's Trust Ambassador Fiona Bruce at St Ermin's Hotel. Attendees were shown a video, created by Big Balls productions, celebrating the achievements of young women supported by The Trust. Fru Hazlitt, Chair of The Prince's Trust Women's Leadership Group, said: "Helping disadvantaged young women transform their lives is at the heart of every action taken by the WLG, and the funds raised at this event will continue this vital work."princes-trust.org.uk/thetrust 05The Prince's Trust is one of the first charities supported by Fuel Our Youth. The new charity, founded by three men over 60, provides a way for their contemporaries who don't need help with their energy bills to donate all or part of their annual Winter Fuel Allowance to help provide a better future for young people.One of the three founding members of the charity, Howard Zetter, said: "Fuel Our Youth will buy the next generation a good start in life." For donations: fuelouryouth.orgfUELLing ProsPECtsawards honour young people's acheivementsThe Prince's Trust and L'Oréal Paris Celebrate Success Awards 2011/12 are honouring the achievements of young people supported by The Trust who have succeeded against the odds and made a positive impact on their local community. Read about all the regional winners: princes-trust.org.uk/celebrateReader surveycompetition winnerCongratulations to Stacey Kendall, who wins a Nintendo Wiiafter completing oursurvey. Our thanks to everyone who entered.