Charity

Princes Trust

Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton is an ambassador for Women Supporting Women which is a passionate group who are committed to changing the lives of young women at The Prince’s Trust, helping them gain the skills needed to live, learn and earn. The mission of Women Supporting Women is simple: to provide the right help to nurture, empower and inspire young women to build their own futures through employment, self-employment, education or training. 

For International Women’s Day, Donna created an exclusive ’The Boss’ T Shirt in aid of The Prince’s Trust for their #ChangeAGirlsLife Campaign. The T Shirt was designed to help women feel confident and happy in their own skin with profits going straight to The Prince’s Trust. Read more about the T Shirt here: https://www.donnaida.com/blogs/editorial/international-womens-day-boss-t-shirt-choosetochallenge 

In October, Donna will be hosting a Brilliant Breakfast to raise funds and awareness for The Prince’s Trust.

Find out more about Women Supporting Women and The Prince’s Trust here https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/support-our-work/major-gifts/women-supporting-women 

Jeans for Genes

As a patron for Jeans for Genes in 2011, Donna recruited 130 women including Donna Air to take part in a 5k run which raised in excess of 50,000 for the charity. https://www.donnaida.com/blogs/editorial/jeans-for-genes 

The following year she extended this to a whole summer of sport with a 5k run, a 23 mile trek from Lewes to Eastbourne and 65 mile bike ride from London to Brighton. https://www.donnaida.com/blogs/editorial/jeans-for-genes

An early advocate of sustainability, Donna introduced the concept of the Denim Drive in aid of Jeans for Genes. Shoppers were encouraged to donate their unwanted jeans in return for a voucher. The jeans we re-styled and sold with 50% of the proceeds going to Jeans for Genes, the charity supporting children with genetic disorders. Read more - https://www.donnaida.com/blogs/editorial/donna-ida-denim-drive 

Mentor Monday

Donna embraces and nurtures new talent through weekly Instagram Live sessions every Monday morning where aspiring entrepreneurs can ask her business questions. She regularly invites guests to join her to deliver the best advice. To ask Donna a question, DM her on Instagram here: 

Donna has previously collaborated with Marie Claire to join their Inspire & Mentor panel plus hosted a special careers day at Donna Ida Head Office.

As an acclaimed denim designer, she is available for panel talks and podcasts. She has previously spoken at events at Vogue, The London College Of Style, The Industry London, Bloomberg, Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Soho House. To enquire about Donna joining your event or talk, contact us on hello@donnaida.com