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 us
YOUR STORIES are needed to inspire others to see the value of these sort of opportunities for those that might benefit most.
* Little long-term research exists to validate what we know happens through the hard work and dedication of many clubs, their volunteers, coaches and others - We know that these sort of opportunities frequently act as a catalyst to radically change the direction of someone’s life – but we need to prove just how much and often this happens.
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 as we work to help a new generation to experience a range of what’s on offer - on your doorstep, and locally throughout England & Wales.
We’re a very new charity which aims to fund opportunities for many young people to try a range of outdoor activities and opportunities to positively engage (sometimes for the first time) with the natural environment on their doorstep.
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.