UK outdoor retailer Ellis Brigham pledge £50k to support the Youth Adventure Trust in their mission to inspire more young people through outdoor adventures
The Youth Adventure Trust has been using outdoor adventure to inspire young lives for 25 years. In this time, they have helped nearly 4000 vulnerable young people aged 11-14 by providing more than 27,000 activity days. Covering three school years, it is completely free to the participants with every penny coming from donations, challenges and fund-raising.
The Trust believes that all vulnerable young people should have access to personal development opportunities so that they can fulfil their potential in the future, and prominent UK outdoor gear retailer Ellis Brigham have committed £50k to help support their mission.
Mark Brigham, Marketing Director of Ellis Brigham comments, “I had the privilege of spending time in the company of this group, and finding out first-hand the difference that just 6 days of camping and outdoor activities had made to their lives. Their attitude to each other and the way they viewed themselves and their abilities led to such a growth in confidence – it was astonishing. We are delighted to be able to support the work of the charity by committing a minimum of £50k over the next three years.”
Mark Brigham (top left) of Ellis Brigham with a group of young people enjoying the Youth Adventure Trust’s six day Forest Camp
To celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, the Trust have launched the ‘TEAM25’ challenge – they’re looking for 25 intrepid individuals to take on a personal challenge and raise some money to help vulnerable young people climb their own personal mountains.
The challenges can be anything involving the outdoors, like running a marathon, taking part in an endurance bike ride, or even an open ocean swim; it’s totally up to you, and the Trust will help to support with training and fundraising advice along the way.
If you think you have what it takes and would like to help fund outdoor adventures for vulnerable kids, you can find out more about how to join the TEAM25 challenge here: http://youthadventuretrust.org.uk/get-involved/team-25.html#.Waaloa2ZM3g