THE Prince of Wales is coming to Gwent on Friday to meet young people who have received support from a leading charity.

Prince Charles will meet 100 Prince’s Trust supporters and staff, as well as young people supported by the youth charity, at The Celtic Manor in Newport.

Musician John Nicholas is one of the eight young people who will join the Prince of Wales to speak about the support they received from The Prince’s Trust in Wales, and are now thriving after setting up their own businesses.

As president of The Prince’s Trust, he will be presented with a Vinyl Track from Mr Nicholas, who received support from The Trust’s Explore Enterprise programme in 2015, and continues to volunteer as a Young Ambassador for the youth charity.

Signing up to the youth charity’s enterprise programme, Mr Nicholas received training, a low-interest loan which he used to buy a van, and mentoring to help him set out on his own.

He said: “It’s harder than ever before to crack the music industry and I knew it could be a big risk to try it full-time. What I really like about The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme is that the staff provide tailored business knowledge for what you want to do.

"Being mentored and trained in the various aspects of business has played a massive part in enabling me to pursue what I love.”

Phil Jones, Director of The Prince’s Trust Cymru, said, “We are honoured to welcome our President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, to celebrate the achievements of local young people.

"It is our ambition to help many more young people across Wales in the years to come. We hope HRH’s visit and the stories of the young people he will meet, will inspire even more to get in touch with us and transform their lives.”

The charity has supported over 3000 young people over the past year.