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Supporting the local communities where we live and serve is integral to our culture and our engagement goes from strength to strength. We volunteer and fundraise for our corporate partner the Prince's Trust and in the year of the pandemic we were pleased to launch a food bank support programme in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In 2021 we were honoured to announce the launch of the Watches of Switzerland Group Foundation with a planned donation of £3,000,000 over two years.

Princes Trust America
Community highlights
>£300k
raised for The Prince's Trust
£150k
donated to local food banks in the UK
$100k
donated to local food banks in the US
£150k
Donated to The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust

After many years of support for The Prince's Trust from Mappin & Webb, the Company announced it's group-wide partnership in FY2019.  Since then our funding has supported over 1,400 young people through early intervention programmes in the UK.  

This year we were pleased to sponsor the launch of The Prince's Trust USA where our US colleagues look forward to supporting the rollout of fundraising and programmes across America. 

"We are deeply grateful for the Watches of Switzerland Group’s continued support of Prince’s Trust USA since our inception. This year, the Group generously sponsored our Looking Forward event to raise awareness about our innovative employability programmes around the world and introduce our vision for the Prince’s Trust USA going forward. We are excited to see what this next year of partnership brings as we expand our partnership across the US and reach even more young people."

Victoria Gore Interim CEO – The Prince’s Trust USA

COVID-19 community response

Our response to the growing food poverty crisis caused by the impact of COVID-19, was to donate funds to directly support food banks in large city centre community hubs and the monies were used to directly purchase food or farm vouchers to enable access to fresh food.

The initial donation in Summer 2020 was followed up by further donations in December 2020.  In total £160,000 was donated in the UK and $100,000 in the US.  

In the UK, we supported food banks in London, Leicester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.  In the US, our efforts focused on foodbanks located across the state of Florida and in New York and Las Vegas.

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