Parkdean Resorts has raised £53,000 for youth charity The Prince’s Trust, after hosting a Gala Dinner last week.
Over 400 guests gathered at The Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square for the event, hosted by Gyles Brandreth, where they enjoyed special performances from Parkdean Resorts’ Troupers, and heard first-hand about the power of The Prince’s Trust from Young Ambassador Kyle Frank, who spoke about how he built his vegan skincare brand, Frank’s Remedies, with help from the Trust’s Enterprise programme.
Parkdean Resorts first partnered with The Prince’s Trust at the beginning of 2023 and has been working with them to help empower and support young people seeking employment, through various fundraising initiatives and development opportunities across its 66 parks throughout the UK.
The holiday park operator has already delivered on its pledge to fundraise a minimum of £50,000 within the first two years of the partnership to help The Prince’s Trust launch at least 20 in-school programmes for young people across the UK.
Steve Richards, CEO, Parkdean Resorts, said: “We are delighted to have raised substantial funds for The Prince’s Trust at this year’s Gala Dinner. The money raised will help the charity continue their invaluable work supporting 11 to 30-year-olds to build the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.
“As a business that champions and employs thousands of young people, this is a cause close to our hearts. We would like to thank everyone who joined us for a wonderful evening, for playing their part in empowering and changing the lives of the next generation.”
Sharon Arbuckle, Senior Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Parkdean Resorts for championing The Prince’s Trust throughout the year. We had a fantastic evening at the Gala Dinner and the funds raised will make a huge difference in giving the young people we support every chance to succeed.”