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Cheryl Opening Hometown Youth Center

British pop star Cheryl is opening a youth center in her hometown of Newcastle, England.

The Call My Name singer, 33, teamed up with British royal Prince Charles' charity The Prince's Trust in 2015 to set up Cheryl's Trust, a charitable organization with the aim of raising $2.5 million to build a center for disadvantaged young people in her home city.

On Thursday (16Feb17) she announced she had found a site for the youth support hub and that it would open this summer (17).

The former Girls Aloud shared the happy news on Twitter, writing, "I am so happy and excited to tell you all that after a 5 year relationship with @PrincesTrust and a 2 year mission along with Cheryl's Trust we have finally found a center in the heart of Newcastle that will be opened this summer! Part of me is still pinching myself!"

In her post she thanked her fans for donating money to the project and signed off by writing "I love you".

At the start of her fundraising push Cheryl, whose big break came in 2002 when she was chosen as a member of Girls Aloud on U.K. TV talent contest Popstars: The Rivals, said she wanted to give others from her humble background the chance to succeed in life.

"I'm proud of where I grew up but I'm only too aware of the challenges that young people face," she explained. "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."

Her current beau, One Direction star Liam Payne, 23, reportedly made a major donation to Cheryl's Trust last year (16).

The couple are rumored to have happy news on the way as reports have suggested Cheryl is expecting her first child. The couple have not publicly commented on the pregnancy rumors.