We’ve Struck Gold with The Prince’s Trust
Today we announced that we have become a Gold Patron of youth charity The Prince’s Trust, engaging in a number of initiatives to provide practical and financial support for the charity’s vital work with disadvantaged young people. As James Petter, Vice President and Managing Director for EMC in the UK and Ireland sums up, “We are delighted that EMC’s patronage of The Prince’s Trust has increased to Gold status, reflecting our ongoing and expanding commitments to the charity and its essential work. Social engagement is very important to us as a business and to our employees, and we are pleased to be able to increase our activities with an organisation that is globally recognised for its valued contribution to young people in the UK. It is a privilege to be associated with the opportunities and vital benefits that The Prince’s Trust continues to deliver, year on year.”
Founded in 1976 by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Prince’s Trust has helped over 750,000 disadvantaged young people to develop the confidence and skills to find a job. Every day, The Trust supports 100 more young people, with three out of four moving into work, education or training.
This year, one particular project which is close to our hearts is The Prince’s Trust’s Million Makers national competition, in which teams of employees and university students are challenged to come together and raise £1 million for The Trust and make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We’re looking forward to seeing more success stories from the project as the year goes on.
As Martina Milburn CBE, Chief Executive, The Prince’s Trust says, “Youth unemployment remains high, and many young people – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – feel hopeless about the future. However, with support from organisations like EMC, The Prince’s Trust is able to help thousands of these young people to re-build their confidence and gain vital skills and experience for work.”
It’s safe to say we’re thrilled to be able to continue our support for such a great cause.