Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s charity has just given a hefty sum of money to The Prince’s Trust, to help those in her home territory of the North East of England.
Her Cheryl’s Trust foundation has donated £500,000, with the intention of building a charity centre to benefit young people in the area.
A spokesperson said in a statement: “The funds Cheryl’s Trust has committed to raise as of last year are dedicated to funding a new Prince’s Trust centre in Newcastle.
“We will look to support other projects in the future once we have delivered on the current commitment.”
Last year, Cheryl – who was born and raised in Newcastle – blogged on HuffPost UK about why she was setting up Cheryl’s Trust, explaining she wanted to give back to the area where she grew up.
She wrote: “I saw drug and alcohol abuse, crime and poverty. I also saw how the lack of role models meant that many of my friends felt they had nowhere to turn.
“It’s easy to see why so many people I knew didn’t do well at school and ended up mixing with the wrong crowd and heading down the wrong path to a life of unemployment and sometimes even drugs. It’s scary to see that this is still happening.
“Too many young people are growing up without vital support. With no-one to turn to, many of these young people are battling issues such as long-term unemployment, addiction, homelessness and depression, alone. Life can seem harsh for these young people, and we need to help them before it is too late.”