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For the last three years, the Mappin & Webb Young Ambassador Award has recognised young people who are exceptional ambassadors for the Trust. These young people volunteer their time to share personal experiences and inspire others.
The Prince’s Trust supports underprivileged young people and gives them the chance to succeed, helping those aged 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school, to transform their lives.
Many of these young people are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. The Trust gives them the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives and helps them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
Mappin & Webb also provides mentoring days to groups of young people from the Prince’s Trust, while our management team provides ongoing mentoring support to selected individuals.
Mappin & Webb is also proud to produce the annual Prince’s Trust Award bowls for the charities annual awards.
QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, and funds the education of talented craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships and one-on-one training with acknowledged masters in their field.
QEST is the leading crafts charity in Britain. Providing financial and practical support, as well as bespoke educational opportunities, it helps talented artisans achieve excellence and fulfil their potential.
Mappin & Webb is proud to support QEST and in 2015 took on its first QEST sponsored apprenticeship in our London workshop, with the goal of passing on the skills of our master craftsman and Crown Jeweller to the next generation.
QUEST is honoured to welcome Her Majesty The Queen as Patron of QEST in her 90th birthday year, and looks forward to continuing to champion excellence in British craftsmanship as symbolised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment."
Working with the charity Never Such Innocence; founded by Lady Lucy French, the great-granddaughter of Field Marshal Sir John French who commanded the British Expeditionary Forces from 1914-15; Mappin & Webb is reintroducing its famed Campaign watches and 7% of net sales will be donated to the charity Never Such Innocence works to ensure young people nationally are inspired, informed and included in the centenary activities.
Working with High Commissions and Embassies to highlight the global nature of the war, the charity encourages young people to actively learn about their shared history and heritage.
The charity takes its name from Philip Larkin’s famous poem MCMXIV, which reflects on the changes caused by the First World War. Never Such Innocence aims to help our young people understand the complexities of war and the vital importance of the sacrifices our forces made 100 years ago and today.
Lady Lucy French ‘I am delighted that Never Such Innocence is in partnership with Mappin & Webb’s magnificent and historic Campaign Watch. My great Grandfather (Field Marshal Sir John French) and the Campaign Watch have a wonderful shared history! French made his name leading the British cavalry in the Boer War - Just as Mappin & Webb were introducing the campaign watch! He then went on to lead the British Expeditionary Force at the start of the Great War and so may well have been wearing one of these important timepieces! I certainly hope he was!’