Macdonald Burlington Hotel
warmed up for the upcoming Oscars by honouring some young stars
from the local community.
The Birmingham hotel sponsored the Prince's Trust 'Team 100'
ceremony, which celebrated the efforts of go-getting youngsters who
have raised money to give back to their local community.
'Team 100', the 100th team of students from
Birmingham Metropolitan College to complete the Prince's Trust Team
Programme, were commended for their efforts in raising money and
refurbishing the city's derelict Bishop Latimer Church Hall in a
project undertaken to inspire the public.
The leading four-star venue celebrated with the youngsters by
hosting an Oscar-themed evening with a red carpet and speeches from
Prince's Trust, Birmingham Metropolitan College, and West Midlands
Police Chief Constable Barnett.
'Team 100' were celebrated not only for giving back to the
community but for completing the 12-week Prince's Trust Team
Programme, which offers work experience, qualifications and
practical skills to young people who struggle to find work.
Derek McDonagh, regional managing director at Macdonald Burlington Hotel,
said: "We are passionate about our city and it's important to us to
be part of the community.
"When you hear that one in five young people in the UK are not
in work, education, or training, you can see the true benefit of
programmes like those run by Prince's Trust, helping young people
to build confidence and motivation in building bright futures for
"Team 100 deserved to be celebrated for their achievements and,
at Macdonald Burlington Hotel,
we were happy to sponsor the event and celebrate with them."
Ian Northcott, Prince's Trust team leader at Digbeth Police
Station, said: "Macdonald Burlington Hotel
is a wonderful venue and the team put real care into ensuring that
Team 100 celebrated in style.
"Sponsoring the event meant that the students at Birmingham
Metropolitan College got to experience a venue that they'd never
been to before and were rewarded for all their hard work."