We met with Longridge on the Thames!

30 April 2024


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Representatives from our Foundation, Georgia Burrell and Toby Thorne, recently visited Longridge on the Thames, one of the charities we recently provided funding for as part of our Autumn 2023 funding round. They were delighted to meet with Founder, Amanda Foister and Lead Instructor, Amie Warner to discuss how our funding will be used to provide disadvantaged individuals with the opportunity to enrol in the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)’ programme.

Longridge Activity Centre is a charity run outdoor adventure centre that provides the opportunity for young people to take part in a range of activities, from high ropes to water sports activities and experience the Thames and its surroundings. Their aim is to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of adventurous activities and to share passion for the outdoors. They work with a wide range of individuals, including charities, SEN/SEMH groups and homeschooled groups.

The project we have helped them fund is to run the Duke of Edinburgh programme out of their activity centre. The DofE is a youth awards programme with the aim to support young people's development. They are hoping to run three DofE expeditions per month from March to October. Our funding will provide the equipment that is needed to run the DofE expeditions. The equipment is important to run the programme and enable them to set up the centre as a Licensed Organisation to deliver the award.

Thank you to Longridge for allowing us to visit your centre. We look forward to seeing our funding come to life and the benefits it will have for the participants in the programme. You can find out more about the charity here.