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 .