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Supporting Adventure For Vulnerable Young People

The Youth Adventure Trust’s ‘Hike Bike Paddle: Snowdonia 2019’ challenge is an opportunity for adventure brands, retailers and other industry professionals to compete in the great outdoors whilst supporting the charity’s work with vulnerable young people. Through a long-term outdoor programme, it uses the ‘power of the outdoors’ to transform the lives of vulnerable young people.

With endorsement and support from the Outdoor Industries Association and billed as, ‘the ultimate in team building and networking away days’, the event will take place on 30th September 2019 in Snowdonia. Businesses can enter teams of between four and six people who will get the chance to take part in an 18km hike or trail run, 50km off-road bike ride and 2km paddle on a self-built raft. Participants can choose to take on the whole challenge, or ‘pick and mix’ within the team. 70 km, all in one day, in recognition of Britain’s National Parks’ 70th anniversary this year.

The Youth Adventure Trust (YAT) is a registered charity that has helped thousands of young vulnerable people through its three year outdoor adventure programme which builds resilience, confidence, self-belief and essential life skills – transforming children’s lives.

Mark Davey, CEO of the YAT, said, “This is an opportunity for outdoor brands to actually get outdoors and live their straplines. But more than that, it’s a great way to promote wellbeing in the work place, build strong teams, network in the sector and position your brand as one which genuinely believes in the ‘power of the outdoors’ and its ability to turn young people’s lives around, by creating an outdoor legacy for vulnerable young people.”

For further information, click here. To enter, each team will be asked to pay £1,950 to cover the cost of all expenses. And then asked to raise £2,000 for the Trust which will be put towards the cost of one vulnerable young person’s place on the Youth Adventure Programme. Whilst the 3-year Youth Adventure Programme is completely free to the young people participating, each place costs the charity £3,600; £2,000 represents the cost excluding staff.

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