Newsday Tuesday: Christmas shopping - with a difference

Newsday Tuesday: Christmas shopping - with a difference


Posted 16th Oct 2018 by Peter Byrne

With our thoughts beginning to turn towards Christmas shopping, it's time to think of ways to embrace the approaching season of goodwill and buy gifts that delight their recipients, while also helping the next generation of entrepreneurs

Well, eBay's launch of the Prince's Trust's Tomorrow's Store on its marketplace could give you the perfect chance to do just that.

The purpose of Tomorrow's Store is to offer support to young entrepreneurs who have had to overcome adversity as they look to launch their own businesses. The Store will see £5 from every purchase donated to The Trust's Enterprise programme.

The store launched yesterday (Monday 15th October), and each donation will go towards benefitting more young people who need training, mentoring and funding as they look to kick-start their businesses.

One entrepreneur who features on the store is Faye Savory, who, after falling seriously ill with Lyme disease, utilised the resources of the Enterprise programmes as she founded Bearhugs, a social enterprise to deliver 'hug in a box' gift hampers.

It has won several awards, including the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award and Prince's Trust NatWest Enterprise Award. Each BearHugs box is filled with uplifting and comforting UK-made treats and reveals two outstretched paws upon opening.

The store also includes sterling silver jewellery and wish string bracelets from With Love Beckie, which are made by Beckie Eustace from Liverpool. Beckie was made redundant and turned to The Prince's Trust for help - with the aid of the charity, she successfully achieved her goals.

The Prince's Trust has been helping over 80,000 young people to create their own business - the Tomorrow's Store on ebay.co.uk could see just £10 teach a young person what they need to do to manage their money with a day-long budgeting session.

You can visit the Prince's Trust's Tomorrow's Store here.

Lead Image: The Prince’s Trust





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