This year we are proud to be supporting The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life.
The Outward Bound Trust takes 9-24-year-olds out into the mountains, lakes and wild places of Great Britain to give them a chance to learn through adventure.
With five residential centres across the UK from Scotland to Wales, each Outward Bound course is unique. They aim to change how young people think and feel about themselves and their lives, by building their personal, social and emotional skills at critical times in their education and transition into employment.
This is done through running adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life. Helping them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.
Please add to our fund raising this year and help young people from all walks of life develop through outdoor activities.
Please add to our £40,000 fund raising target this year by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/GoApe2015 and help young people from all walks of life develop through outdoor activities.
For more on the amazing work they do please visit: www.outwardbound.org.uk
As some of you may know our charity partner for 2014 is Teenage Cancer Trust. We hope to be as successful as we have been in previous years in raising money for our chosen charity. We have been hard at work at Banana HQ coming up with fundraising ideas and finally we’ve found the perfect one. All will be revealed soon, but the top suggestion came from our Bedgebury site.
Over the course of the year, we will be raising money for the charity and of course we will keep you informed with regular post updates. If you would like to keep up to date with our charity news, then please subscribe to our RSS Feed on the right hand side.
Don’t forget when you visit one of our 28 sites you can show your support by donating, and in return you will receive a Teenage Cancer Trust band.
In the meantime, you can donate to this fantastic charity through our Teenage Cancer trust page or by following this link.
Who are Teenage Cancer Trust?
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
We also educate young people in schools about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis.
We rely on donations to fund our vital work. Help transform the lives of young people with cancer.
Sat in the sunshine of the Bedgebury jungle, the team were mulling over a myriad of increasingly ridiculous ideas about how to do some good for this year’s charity. When a surprisingly sensible suggestion was made.
Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, is one of the most common amongst Teenagers we felt a team blood donation would make a great start to our support for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
With the majority of the team keen and the rest convinced by the promise of biscuits, the convoy set off for the local village hall. After a smiley welcome and paperwork completed we were underway. As you can see everything went like clockwork with nerves calmed and successful donations all round.
Click on the links to find out more about how you can support the Teenage Cancer Trust and Blood donation, go on, get your team together and give blood. There’ll be biscuits in it for you.
With 2013 nearly wrapped up, our incredible charity partnership with Help for Heroes is drawing to a close and what an amazing way to end the year – with Go Ape donating over £40k to H4H. For two years, the Go Ape gorillas have been taking on epic challenges, hosting events and pushing fitness levels to the limit all in the name of charity! All the hard work has seriously paid off with a grand total of £87k raised for the charity over this time.
– Hargrave’s Ride to Recovery
– The Founders take on the ‘Big Battlefield Bike Ride’ across France
– The MD joins the team at Delamere for the ultimate Zip Climb – from the bottom of the ocean to the top of Mount Everest zip ascent
– Rob Bell from Go Ape Matfen runs the Great North Run in a gorilla suit
– Tedworth House use Go Ape Moors Valley as part of their rehabilitation programme
– £2000 worth of gift vouchers donated to the Band of Brothers and Sisters so they could spend time with loved ones up in the trees.
Not only do we want to thank those who took part in all of our charity adventures, but to everyone who supported and helped us achieve such an incredible sum of money. The difference that this can make to our wounded soldiers is life-changing and no one knows better than this than Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder, Help for Heroes:
“Help for Heroes is hugely grateful to Go Ape for the amazing support they have given us over the last two years. What really made this partnership stand out is the range of support they gave. Their fundraising was a true team effort from the collection tins at all their sites to the mad and wonderful staff fundraising events like a 19,772 metre climb on a zip wire! I know the members of our Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters thoroughly enjoyed their Go Ape experiences and appreciated the gift of spending some fun time with their loved ones. We can’t thank the Go Ape team enough for what we know has been a really personal commitment from everyone.”
Go Ape’s funding is specifically for Battle Back which provides Adaptive Sports and Adventurous Training for the wounded.