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 themselves.

"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."