The winner of the Prince’s Trust’s National Marvel Rising Star award Revealed

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The winner of the Prince's Trust's National Marvel Rising Star award Revealed

The Prince’s Trust’s
prestigious National Marvel Rising Star Award is proud to announce that this
year’s winner is 31-year-old Tania Makwana.

The single mum of two, who
overcame domestic violence, homelessness and poor mental health by turning her
life around to fulfill her childhood dream of working for the Ambulance
Service, will be presented with her award – which celebrates young people who
have overcome barriers and are in sustainable employment – by the Prince
of Wales in a star-studded ceremony hosted by Ant and Dec on 24 May at
London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Tania Makwana has won The Prince's Trust's prestigious National Marvel Rising Star Award

Tania Makwana has won The Prince’s Trust’s prestigious National Marvel Rising Star Award

Tania said: “I was so shocked
when I was told I’d won. It was such a surprise and really surreal. I was like,
‘Me, are you sure?’ Good things don’t happen to me. I’m proud of how far I’ve
come.”

Tania, now an Assistant
Ambulance Practitioner for the London Ambulance Service who became homeless at
17 and went on to suffer an abusive relationship.

She added: “This is the
biggest thing that’s happened to me and I’m just getting my head around it.
Someone once told me that it’s not what you’ve done, it’s what you’ve overcome,
and that has helped me accept that I deserve it.

The 31-year-old works for the Ambulance Service

The 31-year-old works for the Ambulance Service

“As a child, I
loved Casualty and Holby City where ambulances rescued
people and wished that someone would rescue me. But when I grew up I became an
ambulance worker and rescued myself.”

To celebrate the achievements
of Tania and other young people who have transformed their lives, The Prince’s
Trust Awards will be broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub at 8.30pm on 26 May.

 

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