The Prince’s Trust Celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary – Freya Rose’s Story
After working in the footwear industry for several years, Freya had always dreamt of setting up her own business, creating unique designs that encompassed bejewelled elements. To begin her venture, she sought help from the Prince’s Trust and was successful in getting a loan, which enabled her to start her business and pursue her dreams.
Freya also funded the growth of the business herself, by freelancing for other designers. Today, Freya Rose in an award-winning shoe designer, with over 50 stockists worldwide, as well as both royal and celebrity clientele. The company is also featured in the press on a regular basis.
As a business that was initially funded by a start up loan from the Prince’s Trust, we truly see the value in this incredible charity. The trust has returned £1.4 billion in value to society through its help for disadvantaged young people over the last ten years alone, and their free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives.
It all began in 1976, when The Prince of Wales had a bold idea. Having completed his duty in the Royal Navy, His Royal Highness became dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK. He founded His Trust to deliver on that commitment and this year has marked the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust.
Freya Rose would like join the trust in celebrating this amazing milestone, as well as personally thanking HRH The Prince of Wales and the rest of the Ambassadors of the Prince’s Trust for their setting up this fantastic trust to support her all those years ago.