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Cheryl finally sets date for opening of hometown youth centre

British popstar Cheryl has finally set a date for the opening of a youth centre she’s funding in her hometown of Newcastle, England.
The Call My Name singer, 34, teamed up with British royal Prince Charles’ charity The Prince’s Trust to set up Cheryl’s Trust, a charitable organisation with the aim of raising $2.5 million (£2 million) for the centre in 2015.
Earlier this year (17) she announced she had found a site and planned to open the youth support hub this summer, but has now confirmed she will visit Newcastle to open The Prince’s Trust and Cheryl’s Trust centre in February next year (18).
In a statement Cheryl said, “It seems like a lifetime since I started talking about opening a centre in Newcastle with The Prince’s Trust. I cannot believe the dream is finally real. Getting to this stage hasn’t been easy but we did it.
“I want to thank every single person and company that has helped me reach this milestone. Without all the support and help along the way I would never have been able to get here. My heart if so full of pride, love and hope.”
Staff at the centre will offer help to unemployed young people across the North East of England, helping them receive training and find jobs.
She previously explained her decision to fund the centre by saying, “I’m proud of where I grew up but I’m only too aware of the challenges that young people face. Opportunities often seem pretty limited and I saw so many friends who had loads of potential fall into a life of alcohol, drugs, and crime. Too many young people are wasting their lives away because they feel they have no one to turn to.”
The former Girls Aloud star’s current beau, One Direction singer Liam Payne, 24, reportedly made a major donation to Cheryl’s Trust last year (16). The couple began their whirlwind romance in December 2015 and had their first child together, a son they named Bear, in March (17).

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