Huge congratulations to our colleagues that took part in the Future Steps Challenge to raise funds for Cunard and CUK’s charity partner, The Prince’s Trust.

Collectively they raised an amazing £3514 plus another £500 in GiftAid by walking 135,762,56 steps across the month of February!

£3,514 is the equivalent to each of the following:  

  • Covering the cost of a bus ticket for 703 young people to attend their first job interview.
  • Buying a new copy of a birth certificate for 351 young people from a chaotic background, helping them unlock life-changing opportunities.
  • Funding a call to The Prince’s Trust helpline for 351 young people, enabling a vulnerable young people to gain the critical advice they need.
  • Providing 176 young people with an inspiring two hours of work experience in a stable job in a thriving sector.
  • Providing 117 young people with the vital gift of a mentor to provide guidance and support.
  • Providing 88 young people in poverty with interview clothes to help them secure stable employment.
  • Helping 64 young people to manage a struggling new business with expert mentoring
  • Empowering 39 young people with an aspiring entrepreneur and the equipment they need to launch a business

Here’s what some of this year’s participants had to share about taking part in the challenge. 

Kate Johnston, CUK Employer Brand Manager: 

Completing the challenge was really good from both a mental and physical perspective. If forced me to move more and to get out in the fresh air (in all weathers!) I really enjoyed the routine too and discovered loads of new places around my home and place of work that I’ve never been to. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be but that meant it was a genuine challenge, one I’m delighted I took part in and proud of the money raised for The Prince’s Trust.  

Gemma Jones, CUK Employee Communications Manager: 

I’ve never been a fan of exercise, so this was quite a challenge for me, but I LOVED it! Aside from the physical health benefits, it’s been a gamechanger for my mental health and wellbeing, and I feel great. Living by the sea in Southsea gave me the most amazing backdrop for getting my steps in, with lots of early morning walks and beautiful sunrises along the way. Rainy days were more of a challenge (cue lots of manic stepping and dancing around the house) but I kept going! The Prince’s Trust is a brilliant charity and I’m proud that the money I’ve raised will help them to continue their fantastic work.

We’re so proud of our colleagues for completing their challenge. You can still donate to The Prince’s Trust and show your support for any of our teams by clicking on the main Team Cunard page.

The Prince’s Trust – Cunard (

Keep an eye out on other ways to support The Prince’s Trust throughout the year, Palace to Palace, a 45 mile bike ride will be back in October and more details on how to get involved will be shared soon!

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