On the weekend of the 16th & 17th September, a team from Investment Solutions will be taking part in the Invesco Perpetual Snowden Challenge. The challenge is set over two days whereby we will hike 27km up three summits including Snowden, jump on mountain bikes for a 50km gruelling ride to Llyn Peris Reservoir and then pick up canoes to tackle a final 5km route across the reservoir. With the whole challenge expected to take us in the region of 17 hours it is fair to say it will be a good test of our ability! What will make this all worthwhile however, is if we can raise some money for the Youth Adventure Trust, a charity devoted to empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to achieve their potential.
This year the charity is celebrating its 25th birthday, helping over 3800 vulnerable young people in its lifetime. The money raised through the Invesco Perpetual Snowdon Challenge allows vulnerable children to participate in a three-year youth adventure programme run by volunteers from the Youth Adventure Trust. The programme gives young people the hope, confidence and life skills to meet the challenges they face daily in their lives. Many are young carers, have problems at school, suffer the effects of poverty or rural isolation, come from single parent families or have chaotic and unstable home lives. The programme provides disadvantaged young people with the chance to take part in a series of day activities and residential adventure camps. The children experience a range of activities in new environments, designed to improve their confidence and self-esteem by teaching them to work in a team and challenge themselves in new ways.
You can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. Finally we really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Ivan, Angus, Rafa, Oli, Mark, Sarah B and Sarah R.