Climb 10 peaks for youth charity

By Barrie Hudson - 18 February 2021

Charity

A charity helping vulnerable young people in Swindon and Wiltshire is inviting people to conquer 10 peaks in as many hours.

  • Participants in a previous challenge

    Participants in a previous challenge

The Youth Adventure Trust has been using outdoor adventure to inspire young lives for 27 years.  

In that time it has helped around 3,900 vulnerable young people aged 11–16.

Its specially designed Youth Adventure Programme runs over three school years and includes three residential camps and eight different one-day activities, and young people are supported throughout by a dedicated programme manager.

A spokesperson said: "The days are getting longer, the first signs of spring are showing, and the outdoors is calling.  

"Dust off the walking boots and make the most of lockdown 3.0 by signing up to our 10 Peaks challenge to give yourself the impetus and motivation to get active and outdoors.  

"On Saturday, 10 July 2021, teams of between four and six people will don their walking boots, set their compasses and trek this amazing route through the Brecon Beacons National Park, covering 34km and 10 different peaks, including the iconic Pen y Fan, in a target time of 10 hours.

"If you are looking for a team building day with a difference, fancy a challenging day outside with a group of friends - all within Covid guidelines and regulations - or want to raise funds to help vulnerable young people face the challenges in their lives, then this is the challenge for you.|

The spokesperson added: "We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, who are covering the costs of the event, which means there is no entry fee. However, teams are asked to raise funds to support the Youth Adventure Trust. 

"All participants will receive a 15 percent off discount voucher to spend online or in store at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports."

The 10 Peaks Challenge is now in its 12th year and has raised over £125,000 to support vulnerable youngsters.

More information can be found at www.youthadventuretrustorg.uk/10peakshchallenge and from Natalie Perkins on 07944 803015 and at natalie@youthadventuretrust.org.uk

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