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Young woman’s star-studded date with royalty

Royal date: Danielle Fisher

Royal date: Danielle Fisher

A young woman has a date with royalty after beating depression and abuse.

Danielle Fisher, from Preston will represent the city at a prestigious awards ceremony next month where she has been chosen as a finalist at The Prince’s Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

Her life now is a far cry from where the 23 year old was after she turned to drink.

Danielle was prescribed a high dose of anti-depressants and sleeping tablets, which made things worse and she tried to end her life several times.

She said: “I couldn’t cope with my past and felt alone and worthless.

“Life was going nowhere, and I didn’t see the point in it anymore.”

But following a referral to The Prince’s Trust’s Team programme by her housing association, Danielle, enrolled on a 12-week personal development programme designed to help unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence to find work.

Throughout the course Danielle’s anger and volatility faded and, as she began letting her guard down, became a kind and valued member of the group, and developed lasting friendships.

And she raised £800 completely on her own after applying to volunteer in India with the Volunteer Services Overseas.

Danielle is now one of just three people from across the UK to be chosen as a finalist for a royal award at The Prince’s Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

The star-studded event to congratulate the young people on their achievements, will be held on March 12 at London’s Leicester Square Odeon hosted by Ant and Dec and attended by HRH The Prince of Wales.

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