Week 2 – The Prince’s Trust

Donate now via JustgivingEvery year we raise money for ISB during Ramadan, but this year we want to share this with four mainstream UK charities – causes that do some amazing work and are giving tirelessly to help and support people at the most difficult times of their lives. See the charities we are supporting this Ramadan.

“The Prince’s Trust is grateful to the Islamic Society of Britain for supporting us through its Ramadan appeal. 1 in 5 young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Your support means we can address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training. Thank you.”

Ama Guron; Fundraising Manager, The Prince’s Trust

Fundraising in support for The Prince's TrustThere are more than one million young people in the UK not in education, employment or training. The Prince’s Trust provides practical and financial support to these young people. They help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training. Read more…

Helping young people like Lee achieve their potential

Lee McManus - The Prince's Trust

Lacking in direction and guidance, Lee needed a role model to help drive his ambition, but instead faced mounting pressure from his family to find employment, leaving Lee feeling stressed, vulnerable and isolated.

After suffering a series of attacks from a distant relative, Lee’s family began to live in fear and Lee was subjected to death threats, prompting him to create a hard persona to protect himself.  During this period Lee started hanging around with the ‘wrong crowd’; he became known to the police and has three criminal convictions.

Lee never lost his ambition to become a mechanic and although he tried hard to secure an apprenticeship and desperately sought to please his parents, he was repeatedly told “You do not fit our criteria”. Lee was seriously lacking in confidence and self esteem and was incredibly disheartened that at 18 years old he was deemed too old for an apprenticeship.

Lee was offered an apprenticeship with Arnold Clark and again his hard work was recognized when he was nominated for Trainee of the Year. He completed his apprenticeship a full year earlier than expected.

Give £20 now and help others like Lee.

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust believes in young people. We believe that every young person, no matter what their background, has the potential to succeed. The word “Trust” in our name says it all – we trust that our young people can build a better future for themselves with our help.

We reach into the most disadvantaged communities and focus our efforts on young people who need our support the most.

The challenge is huge. As the economic climate in the UK has changed, the young people we help have been very badly affected: The UK’s youth joblessness rate has now been pushed to the highest in Europe.  In London alone, unemployment in 18 to 24 year olds has reached a 12 year high.

However, through programmes such as Get Into run by The Prince’s Trust, we aim to help young people to shake off negative influences holding them back and make a fresh start.

Get Into are short vocational courses that develop young people skills in a specific sector. We cover a variety of sectors such as retail, customer service, construction, logistics, hospitality and cooking. Sectors are chosen according to regional employment needs and are designed and developed with local employers.

To find out more about what we do visit www.princes-trust.org.uk