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Celebrating a £1million fundraising milestone with Gap

Find out how our partnership with Gap continues to develop and meet some of the young people we've supported together over the years. 

We have been working in partnership with Gap for the past 11 years, and in that time, they have supported over 750 young people, empowering them the confidence and self-belief to transform their lives. 

Together we’re celebrating a very special fundraising milestone £1million. These funds have made such a huge difference to hundreds of young people and we’re so thrilled to be able to share some of their inspirational stories with you. 

Every day, our partnership with Gap grows and evolves to deliver real change for young people. Across the UK, Gap have been opening their doors to young people, empowering them with the confidence, experience and support to start their career at Gap and in the retail industry. 

Benazir, who took part in our retail programme with Gap, said this: 

"I really thought I wasn’t good enough before the programme, but now I have a completely different opinion about myself thanks to Gap. My confidence has improved since and I feel very useful now. All I want from now on is to develop my skills and build up my knowledge and potential." 

Not only do they support young people to develop skills in visual merchandising, customer service, retail, warehousing and head office roles, Gap staff have also put their energy into raising money and getting active as well as contributing their time to volunteer. 

Gap have driven several inspiring campaigns so that we can reach more young people and raise vital funds! These include the creation of the first ever Gap in-store radio session with Kiss and a capsule collection of t-shirts created in collaboration with young people for World Mental Health Day. 

In stores Gap have created a fundraising initiative in-store where customers are invited to make a donation to generate even more support for young people, so far over 130,000 customers have participated.  

Gap have also sponsored our Prince’s Trust Future Steps challenge. By joining forces, we’ve been inspiring as many people, to get active, have fun and make a difference. We’re so thrilled to share that our partnership was recently shortlisted for a Charity Times Award in the “Corporate National Partnership of the Year category with a Retailer.” Finally, Gap have donated over 40,000 face masks, enabling young people to access our support safely in centre during the pandemic.  

Get inspired by some of the young people that have benefitted from the support of our partnership, who have taken the time to share with everyone just what a difference donations can make in ensuring that they have access to our support. 

"The whole experience has helped me."
Young person, Jasmine (left)
"The programme is such a good opportunity."
Young person, Anita
“It feels great to be able to give back."
"Taking part... was life-changing."
Kalvinder sitting behind the microphone at Kiss Radio
"The thing I love about Gap is being part of a team."
"Gap have so much faith in what I can do."
“Working at Gap is like being in a family."
“The Trust taught me that I could achieve."
"I was able to find support from The Trust."
Sam at the Kiss Radio offices.
"I have a career and future I can be proud of."
Young person Millie at the Gap photoshoot
"It's helped me transform my life"
Young person Rachael at the Gap photoshoot
"I was so delighted to land my job at Gap!"
"I finally feel like a have bright future."
Rebecca Gordon
"The Prince’s Trust really helped my confidence."
"The whole programme was so welcoming."

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