Tomorrow campaign product launch live on QVC
A young illustrator from Gloucestershire has
collaborated with international designer Kelly Hoppen MBE to create
a cushion and throw which will be sold to raise funds for The
Trust. Launching on shopping channel QVC on Monday 19th November,
the plush crown-inspired designs are perfect additions to homes
Fay Martin, 29, from Cam received mentoring support
from Kelly Hoppen this summer, as part of the Tomorrow campaign. The campaign saw six young
people, who overcame unemployment with help from The Trust, paired
with established industry leaders to create products to be retailed
Speaking about the Tomorrow campaign, Kelly Hoppen MBE said:
“It’s been a fantastic few months working with Fay and I’m really
proud of the designs we have created together. I hope that, by
sharing my experiences of how I started my own business aged 16, I
can help other young people to pursue their own ideas and follow
The Prince’s Trust helped Fay set up her own greetings card
business, Fay’s Studio, after she had been unemployed for six
months. Fay had wanted to pursue a career in merchandising but
chronic health problems and several spells of illness forced her to
give up her job. Through no fault of her own, Fay was left jobless,
depressed and not knowing what to do.
Fay received practical support from a Prince's
Trust mentor, as well as funding to cover start-up costs. Running
her own business means that Fay can work at her own pace, and she
is better able to manage her illness. Fay now produces high quality
greetings cards, book illustrations, design commissions and bespoke
Fay said: “The once in a lifetime opportunity to work with Kelly
Hoppen and designing the cushion and throw has been a fantastic
experience and one I will never forget. I hope unemployed young
people will be inspired by The Trust’s Tomorrow campaign and
realise that it’s possible to create a career for yourself, by
setting up a business."
I’m so pleased to be able to give something
back to the charity that changed the direction my life was going
in, and helped and encouraged me in every step of my business
Other established faces taking part in the Tomorrow campaign include fashion designer
Zandra Rhodes, iconic photographer Rankin, designer Wayne
Hemingway, food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine and beauty
entrepreneur Liz Earle.
To order a cushion and throw, designed by Fay and Kelly, visit
www.qvcuk.com or call 0800 504030.
You can view the live stream today, Monday 19th November, at
midday, 3pm, 6pm and 10pm on
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