Hundreds of cyclists and walkers across the UK took part in Your Palace to Palace from 21st to 27th September to raise funds for the UK’s leading youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

Your Palace to Palace, supported by Delta Air Lines, was a brand-new event inspired by Palace to Palace, which has been the flagship challenge event for The Prince’s Trust for the past 14 years.

This year, Your Palace to Palace gave walkers and cyclists the choice and flexibility to complete a distance they are proud of, wherever they were in the country. These ranged from ‘The Half’, which is 13 miles, up to ‘The Ultimate’ – a team challenge of cycling or walking 500 miles over the week.

The virtual event raised almost £300,000. These vital funds will support young people into employment. According to The Prince’s Trust and YouGov report ‘Young People in Lockdown’ (May 2020), more than one in four young people (29 per cent) say their future career prospects have already been damaged by the coronavirus crisis, while half (49 per cent) say it will be “harder than ever” to get a job .

In total, the Palace to Palace events have raised over £5.6 million for The Prince’s Trust.

Joining hundreds across the country were presenters Gaby Roslin and Magic FM DJs Alex Baker, Miri Green, Emma B, Nick Snaith, Lemar Obika, Jim Davis, Tom Price and Lynn Parsons.

GABY ROSLIN, Prince’s Trust Celebrity supporter says:

I am delighted to be taking part in this year’s Your Palace to Palace event to help raise money for The Prince’s Trust. This year, with the Covid-19 pandemic meaning that young people are feeling worried about their future, it is more important than ever for all of us to do what we can to raise funds that give young people the opportunity to succeed. It’s a privilege to take part and I can’t wait to get going!

SHANE SPYAK, Delta Air Lines’ Vice President Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, said:

In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to support young people as the next generation entering the workforce. Here at Delta, we’re proud to continue our partnership with The Prince’s Trust and help raise vital funds through Your Palace to Palace to fund education programmes. Our team is looking forward to completing this challenge and helping more young people access training and secure rewarding careers.

The Prince’s Trust has helped over one million young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day into work, education, and training. They have adapted delivery of courses to ensure young people have somewhere to turn in this difficult period by providing one to one support over the phone and online.