Alongside our mission of offering the best of British menswear to the world, at Charles Tyrwhitt we’re committed to helping disadvantaged young people reach their full potential in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.
Our engagement with the Trust founded in 1976 by HRH the Prince of Wales spans our whole business.
From baking to biking, fundraising for the Prince’s Trust keeps Tyrwhitteers busy. Our founder Nick Wheeler’s 874-mile bike ride from Land’s End to John o’ Groats (a traversal the length of the great island of Britain) raised an incredible £100k, while our team’s competitive cake sales, raffles, and pub quizzes have become an intrinsic part of the company’s social agenda. Since our partnership began in 2017, we are proud to have fundraised over £250,000 in an effort to help support young people everywhere.
Tyrwhitteers also donate their time, skills, and experience to help young people get ahead. We regularly volunteer to run sessions in CV writing, interview training, and career mentoring, while Nick Wheeler himself coaches young entrepreneurs.
We also host WOW (World of Work) tours at Charles Tyrwhitt’s London office and Milton Keynes Distribution and Contact Centre. These workshops specifically support young people at risk of failing their GCSEs. Our goal is to inspire and share practical skills to boost their confidence and self-belief.
For our beloved customers, however, the most exciting part of this partnership means we can support the Trust by doing what we do best: flexing our knack for style. Most recently we created a range of Charles Tyrwhitt Face Masks to help gents everywhere adhere to social distancing in style and we donated all profits made between June & July 2020 to The Prince’s Trust. We managed to raise a whopping £75,000 pounds for them! Thank you to all our customers for their fantastic support.
About the Prince’s Trust
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions, so that they can live, learn and earn. Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness, mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
The programmes offered by the charity give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.
The Trust has helped over 950,000 young people to date and supports over 100 more each day. Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk