The Youth Adventure Trust provides life changing opportunities for vulnerable young people aged between 11 and 16 who come from Wiltshire and Swindon. They do this through their early stage, long term outdoor activity programme.
The 3 school year programme combines consistent mentoring, guidance and support with outdoor adventure activities where they can build resilience and confidence and unlock their true potential. Since 1992 they have helped over 4,000 vulnerable young people to broaden their horizons and learn valuable life skills, helping them to face the challenges in their lives so that they can look forward to a positive future. At Goughs, we’re thrilled to be supporting a charity that shares many of our core values, supporting and inspiring future generations!
Goughs Solicitors are looking forward to partaking in outdoor events and challenges across the coming year, kicking it off with the 10 Peaks Challenge in July. The 10 Peaks Challenge will involve taking on 10 peaks in 10 hours in the Brecon Beacons, covering over 34km with an ascent of 1695m, making it no walk in the park!
Emma Taylor, a Partner at Goughs who oversaw the Charity of the Year selection process, said: “There are so many local charities that provide essential advice and support to the local community and as such it became very difficult to select only one.”
However, we were all in admiration of the support and inspiration that the Youth Adventure Trust provides for local youth, and really want to help them make a real difference to so many vulnerable young people across Swindon and Wiltshire.”
Philippa Cox, the Youth Adventure Trust’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, commented: “Youth Adventure Trust are delighted to be working with Goughs and their staff. We share Gough’s values of trust, accountability, excellence, engagement and teamwork and through outdoor activities provide a safe environment for our young people to learn these values as well as important life skills to help them fulfill their potential. Together we will be able to transform the lives of vulnerable young people who live and go to school in the towns where Goughs have their offices.”