Want to know more about Kelly’s world of interior design? MSN Her is hosting a live web chat with Kelly on Thursday starting at 1:30pm UK time.
To support the Princes Trust Tomorrow Campaign, Kelly is mentoring Fay Martin, who has been helped by The Trust to overcome unemployment to start her own business. They will create items that will be sold by QVC later this year. The webchat will be with both Kelly and Fay as they share their thoughts on the project and take your questions.
Do you have a question for Kelly? Head to http://style.uk.msn.com/exclusives/kelly-hoppen-live-webchat to get involved! You can also tweet MSN at @msnher or post on the MSN Her Facebook wall to join in. It is all happening here:
The chat takes places after Kelly films a video for the GREAT Britain Campaign talking about what is GREAT about British design and entrepreneurship. This is hot on the heels of Kelly’s article countering the negative Olympic reporting in Huffington Post UK. This is such an exciting time for Kelly and it makes us all so proud of her tireless efforts to share her knowledge and champion others successes.
Kelly has teamed up with shopping channel QVC, to support the Prince’s Trust’s “Tomorrow” campaign to show young people they are the talent of Tomorrow.
The campaign just officially launched yesterday and urges employers to recognise young people as tomorrow’s industry leaders. It is organised by The Prince’s Trust , a youth charity that inspires young lives, helping disadvantaged young people into jobs and training.
Kelly will mentor 28-year-old Fay Martin, who overcame unemployment with help from The Prince’s Trust, to design a home interiors product that will be sold on QVC later this year.
Before coming to The Prince’s Trust, Fay had been unemployed for six months. She suffers from a chronic illness which makes it very difficult for her to hold down a full-time job and it has been an anxious time for her to live a proper life. So she decided to approach The Prince’s Trust for help.
Here’s a picture of Kelly and Fay.
QVC will also support the project, providing guidance on product development and retail. Philip Van De Merwe, QVC Buying Director, states: “We have been working with Kelly Hoppen and The Prince’s Trust for several years now, so it’s a natural step for us to be involved in the Tomorrow campaign. It’s great to see one of our established designers helping a young person to break into the industry. We’re looking forward to seeing the product they create together, which will be sold exclusively on QVC to raise money for an important and worthy cause.” You can also read a blog post on QVC website about the campaign.
Kelly will share her experiences and help inspire young people to have the confidence to pursue their passion. Female First featured Kelly in an article in their magazine too. For more information about “Tomorrow” campaign please visit Prince’s Trust website http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/the_tomorrow_campaign.aspx .
Stay tuned on Kelly’s Facebook and Twitter, we’ll keep you posted!
Kelly has become an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. She will help to mentor young people with a passion for interior design as part of an upcoming campaign.
Stay tuned for more news which we will be sharing very soon.