Celebrate Success

This is an article from The Keighley News

By Miran Rahman »

Film editor Dawn is in frame for award

A Silsden woman has been nominated for a prestigious regional award.

Dawn Feather has been put forward for the FSB Enterprise Award, after turning her life around with support from youth charity The Prince’s Trust.She will represent Keighley at the trust’s Celebrate Success ceremony, in Saviles Hall, The Royal Armouries, Leeds, on November 4.Dawn, 24, is the founder of the Yorkshire Edit business and now works as a freelance video film editor.She had dreamed of becoming an editor in the film or television industry but instead ended up stacking shelves in a supermarket.She was about to abandon her career ambitions when she came into contact with The Prince’s Trust. She set herself up as a freelance editor with help from a voluntary business mentor, a loan and a grant.

A trust spokesman said: “Dawn is doing brilliantly as a freelance film editor with a number of contracts with big companies.  “She’s currently working with Boyzone making behind-the-scenes documentaries on their comeback tour.”

Dawn said: “I’m over the moon to have been nominated. I can’t imagine ever wanting to do anything other than what I’m doing now — starting my own business was the best thing I ever did.  “Getting that initial loan and grant made it possible — that and having some people who believed in me.”

The Celebrate Success Awards will honour 30 individuals or groups from across Yorkshire and The Humber who have been short-listed for eight awards in recognition of outstanding achievements.  Many recipients will be disadvantaged young people supported by the trust who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local communities. The individuals have been selected from more than 3,000 young people supported by the trust in Yorkshire and Humberside over the past year.

Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk or by calling 0800 842842.

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