TK Maxx and Homesense
The Prince’s Trust’s mission is to support young people to fulfil their potential by helping them to get into work, education or training. This is no small feat, but luckily it has been made easier over the past three years thanks to our partners TK Maxx and Homesense, who have gone above and beyond to support us.
After recognizing a need to give young people the opportunity to learn about the world of work and give them the foundations to get a job, TK Maxx became one of our partners back in 2013 and has since become one of our largest delivery partners of the Get into Retail programme in the UK.
This four week course develops young people’s skills in the retail sector and supports them into positive outcomes in retail.
Alex Sheppard, 23 from Bristol, attended the Get into Retail programme with TK Maxx in June 2015. She's now employed by the off-price fashion retailer, based in the Galleries Shopping Centre store in Bristol.
Homesense, the sister company of TK Maxx, appointed The Prince’s Trust as their national charity partner for 2016. Homesense are supporting the development of our new Achieve programme, a personal development course aimed to re-engage 13 to 19-year-olds with education. Store associates and customers from across Homesense’s 51 UK stores are fundraising through their Christmas campaign, Hang A Bauble which raises a huge amount each and every year.
- Suzanne Inch, Head of Retail for HomeSense
Furthermore, TK Maxx and Homesense are the headline sponsor of our Prince's Trust Awards. Throughout the autumn we hold 11 Oscar-style regional award ceremonies across the country. It’s our chance to tell the young people’s inspirational stories to packed audiences of friends and family as well as our network of partners and supporters. In the Spring we host our national award ceremony in London, where we’re joined by our young people and their family and friends, supporters, volunteers and our Celebrity Ambassadors. In March every year, we are joined by the likes of Ant and Dec, Idris Elba, Geri Horner, Brian Cox, Philip Scofield, Dynamo and Alesha Dixon to name a few. Homesense sprecifically sponsor the Young Achiever Award, one of the most prestigious of the awards, and thanks to themand TK Maxx we are able to celebrate the fantastic stories of Prince's Trust young people all over the UK.