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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 this winter.

Kelly and FayFay 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 nationwide.

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 their dreams.”

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.

Tomorrow cushionFay 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 paintings.

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."

Fay continued:

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 venture.

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 QVC online.

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