On and off shore, Cunard, a Platinum Patron of The Trust, have shown huge commitment to changing young lives for the better.

This year is a very special milestone as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of our partnership with Cunard, who have been on an incredible journey to raise a staggering £2million.

Our partnership began in 2007 when the Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, named Queen Victoria and launched our partnership.

Martina Milburn, Chief Executive of The Prince's Trust, says:

The partnership with Cunard is really important to The Trust. The phenomenal amount of income raised will make a huge difference to the lives of so many young people.

Leaving no stone unturned, Cunard have created the most innovate ways to fundraise across the globe. As well as sharing their skills and time to inspire young people about all the different roles at sea and in the industry they introduce young people into the world of hospitality, catering, customer service, retail, performing arts and beyond.

On board we have seen great success. This includes: 

  • Outstanding fundraising events including the very special remastering of Queen Mary 2

  • Auction of the Nautical Chart at the end of every voyage which is signed by the captain.

  • Proceeds from exclusive Ship Visits are donated to The Trust

  • This year also saw the auction of items from the remastered Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria which has raised over £50,000!

Did you know Cunard own the rights to the Titanic logo? And every year we receive the process of the White Star Royalties.

This year, Cunard’s brilliant retail teams have introduced Charles the Bear on board, which has been sold in shops on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Even more exciting – Charles the Bear has even launched his own picture book, Charles’ Grand Adventure. 

Support doesn’t stop off shore – Team Cunard are cycling to success by taking part in Palace to Palace.

Teams at Carnival House continue to share their time to change young lives for the better and offer real insight into the industry. From supporting young people to develop skills in customer relations through a Get into Customer Service programme, to hosting special insight at sea days hosted by crew and captain!

Cunard continue to support the local Southampton Team programme, as part of a recent community project the group revamped some deck chairs from QM2 and then auctioned these to raise money, £4,000 in fact! The event got some great coverage, even appearing on Wave FM!

Finally, Cunard kindly donate five Transatlantic crossings a year to help us raise funds at our flagship special events.

A huge thank you to everyone at Cunard.