Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s charity has just given a hefty sum of money to The Prince’s Trust, to help those in her home territory of the North East of England.
Her Cheryl’s Trust foundation has donated £500,000, with the intention of building a charity centre to benefit young people in the area.
A spokesperson said in a statement: “The funds Cheryl's Trust has committed to raise as of last year are dedicated to funding a new Prince's Trust centre in Newcastle.
"We will look to support other projects in the future once we have delivered on the current commitment."
Last year, Cheryl - who was born and raised in Newcastle - blogged on HuffPost UK about why she was setting up Cheryl’s Trust, explaining she wanted to give back to the area where she grew up.
“It's easy to see why so many people I knew didn't do well at school and ended up mixing with the wrong crowd and heading down the wrong path to a life of unemployment and sometimes even drugs. It's scary to see that this is still happening.
“Too many young people are growing up without vital support. With no-one to turn to, many of these young people are battling issues such as long-term unemployment, addiction, homelessness and depression, alone. Life can seem harsh for these young people, and we need to help them before it is too late.”
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