This afternoon a Southampton woman will join some of the biggest names in show business at a prestigious award ceremony.

Michelle Brown will head to Palladium in London for The Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx Celebrate Success Award hosted by popular TV presenters, Ant and Dec.

As previously reported the 23-year-old won the South East HSBC Breakthrough Award, now she is one of three people across the UK to be nominated for the HSBC Breakthrough Award, which recognises the progress of young people who have developed new skills to enable them to make positive steps in facing their challenges and stabilising their lives.

The young woman from Locks Heath was on a path of self-destruction before she began receiving support from The Princes trust.

Michelle was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She enrolled on Prince's Trust scheme Get Started with Stewarding – the trust's programme in partnership with Southampton FC. She has earned her Level Two Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events.

“It was daunting going on the programme, especially because I was the only girl. But everyone was in the same boat as me, they wanted to change, and they were really nice, encouraging and were so positive about how I was doing. It helped me in so many ways," said Michelle.

Rita Ora, Tom Hardy, Geri Horner, David Haye and Alesha Dixon were among the celebrities who attended last year’s event.

Now Michelle has secured work as a steward at Saints, and began volunteering with several youth organisations. She is also researching mental health amongst young people and has become a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

At the event seven awards will be given out on the day by Prince’s Trust Celebrity Ambassadors, including the HomeSense Young Achiever Award, which recognises young people who have struggled through unimaginable difficulties to transform their lives and are now inspiring others to strive for such success.