A brave and inspirational young woman, who was on the brink of death and has battled sexual abuse, rape, and an eating disorder, has beat the odds to help bring in £2m. to a charity that supports vulnerable young people.
And this superb achievement has earned Laura Tombs the prestigious title of Young Ambassador of the Year which recognises the achievements of disadvantaged young people who have succeeded against the odds to improve their chances in life.
Laura (26) was just one of three people from the North-West put forward for the title at the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards, sponsored by TK Maxx and HomeSense.
Laura, of Burnley, has battled emotional and sexual abuse, anxiety and depression, an eating disorder, rape and also a brush with death. It was during her recovery she heard about Team, a Prince’s Trust programme that builds confidence and employability of young people.
Laura thrived and went on to complete three training programmes before securing work with a mental health training charity.
She shared her story at the Trust’s annual lunch, helping to secure the donations.