The Watches of Switzerland and Rolex celebrated the monumental milestone of 100 years in business, by providing 100 Rolex watches, each with a commemorative engraving to mark the anniversary.
All 100 of the special edition Rolex Datejusts have sold, raising £300,000 for the Prince’s Trust, which will support up to 800 young people across a variety of programmes. The money raised will help inspire young people on The Trust’s educational programmes, to live, learn and earn, with specific funds set aside to support young people in the North East, where aspirations and educational attainment is at its lowest.
Yesterday, Brian Duffy, CEO and Craig Bolton, Executive Director of the Watches of Switzerland Group in the presence of Prince’s Trust Ambassador, Emma Quinn, had the pleasure of handing over the £300,000 to Clare Crabb, Director for The North of England, The Prince’s Trust.
"On behalf of the Watches of Switzerland Group and Rolex it was a privilege to hand over the sum of £300,000 to The Prince's Trust and we look forward to watching how this will change the lives of many."
"We help young people to succeed in education, whatever barriers they may have faced, and donations such as those from the Watches of Switzerland Group and Rolex help The Prince's Trust to extend our reach in Newcastle and further afield. This enables more young people to live, learn and earn, and we are very grateful for the support. We also look forward to welcoming the Watches of Switzerland Group’s colleagues to our volunteering community very soon. Through the support given to our education programmes, alongside dedicated time spent mentoring young people, The Trust will be able to give more students the tools they need to raise aspirations during their educational journey and learn new skills for their future careers." Clare Crabb, North Regional Director at The Prince's Trust