THE PRINCE OF WALES WILL MEET PRINCE’S TRUST YOUNG PEOPLE AT TK MAXX TOOTING
Tuesday 4th February 2020
The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince’s Trust, will visit TK Maxx Tooting to meet with Prince’s Trust alumni who are now employed at the store.
On arrival at TK Maxx Tooting, The Prince of Wales will be greeted by Dame Martina Milburn, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust Group, and Louise Greenlees, President, TJX Europe. His Royal Highness will then move inside the store to meet with young people and their mentors who have participated in TK Maxx’s Get into Retail programme with The Prince’s Trust on the shop floor. The Prince will then move upstairs, off the shop floor, and join a discussion with The Prince’s Trust supported young people to hear about what it’s like to be a young Londoner today and the challenges they have overcome to gain stable employment.
The Prince’s Trust empowers young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to live, learn and earn. The charity has helped more than 950,000 young people since it was founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Three in four of these young people move into work, training or education. Since 1983, The Prince’s Trust has helped over 86,000 young people across the UK to start their own business.
TK Maxx has supported The Prince’s Trust since 2013 and operated a partnership with the charity that has helped over 1,000 young people through their Get into Retail programme. It has offered specialist training and roles to over 700 of these young people, many of whom remain employees in TK Maxx stores.
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