We are thrilled to announce that after two years’ fundraising – much of it interrupted by the Covid pandemic – we have collected a fantastic £4,500 for our charity, Youth Adventure Trust.
We came up with all sorts of ways to raise the money, from taking part in a 10 Peaks Challenge, to baking, to raffles, to walking a half-marathon along the Ridgeway. We are delighted with the amount we have raised for the organisation, which uses outdoor activity to change the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Philippa Cox, Corporate Partnerships Manager for Youth Adventure Trust, said: “The funds raised are the equivalent of four young people joining us for one whole year of outdoor activity and adventure to help build their confidence, resilience and positive aspirations. Post-pandemic our young people needed support more than ever and Optimum Professional Services were there to help. Thank you to everyone who baked, carved pumpkins, held raffles, ran and walked the Ridgeway and conquered the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge.”
For 2023, we are pleased to announce we will be supporting Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind, which provides mental health advice, support and services, to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Watch this space for more details of our fundraising events.
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