Outdoor swimming, surfing, walking, wildlife discovery, rock climbing, mountain biking, bird watching, Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh, to caving and canoeing....
Has your passion for the outdoors changed your life for the better?
Who opened the door for you?
What has it done for you?
If so, PLEASE tell us about it, we'd love to hear your story - email today!
YOUR STORIES are needed to inspire others to see why this stuff matters!
* In particular, little long-term research exists to validate what we know happens through the hard work and dedication of individuals, clubs, volunteer coaches and others as they support others in a new pursuit or to connect with nature.
More and more young people aren’t getting the opportunities to try activities that could transform their lives, as youth services dwindle and public services are continually cut.
Young people are spending more time indoors - than ever, and sometimes for a variety of social or economic reasons they just won’t get or don’t think they deserve an opportunity to try inspiring, life changing exhilarating activities outdoors.
We know these opportunities can be a catalyst to change a life for the better, whether it’s becoming more active, mentally healthier, growing confidence, personal and social skills, to greater environmental awareness and action.
We are confident that these gifts often aren’t limited to the activity, but once experienced – applied to other parts of a person's life, helping them grow, broaden their aspirations and their own view of the possibilities that life has to offer.
PLEASE HELP US - inspire others to get out in nature, maybe offer to share the pursuit you love with others you know? and provide evidence to help justify investment in more opportunities on your doorstep, locally throughout England & Wales.
We are currently working with a wide range of partners to design taster programmes. The key difference from many other organisations is that we're not just providing things to try for FREE, but doing it with the right local clubs and organisations that can provide each participant with the ongoing support to nurture them in the way they need - once we've ignited their interest (we pay their membership fees, for kit and in some instances additional support).
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER and HELP us DELIVER A PROGRAMME IN YOUR COMMUNITY contact firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Taster programmes planned for 2019 are in the South West and East of England. We intend to grow this work across England & Wales into the future - especially for young people who wouldn't get these opportunities without a helping hand.