Mountain Warehouse are pleased to announce they will be supporting the UK charities British Exploring Society and Catch22 to deliver a programme of outdoors activities and skills training to marginalised young people.
The British Exploring Society is the longest running and most experienced youth organisation of its kind. The organisation was set up in 1932 by the late Surgeon Commander George Murray Levick RN, a member of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s fated Antarctic expedition team.
“Above all else, British Exploring is a personal development charity,” explains Lieutenant General Peter Pearson CB CBE, Executive Director of the British Exploring Society.
“Using the vehicle of an expedition, we seek to create the conditions for well-defined personal development that is of real long-term value to those taking part.”
Through challenging expeditions in some of the most beautiful, powerful and inspirational wilderness areas of the world, under the heading ‘Adventure with Purpose’, British Exploring give young people the opportunity to learn about themselves and others and develop their characters and skills.
Mountain Warehouse will be getting involved with the organisation throughout their training and induction programmes for the Dangoor Next Generation initiative.
The Dangoor Next Generation Programme takes young people from Catch22 services in the UK, including leaving care teams, youth offending teams and Substance Misuse programmes, and challenges them to turn their lives around by building on their self-esteem and employability skills.
We are proud to be supplying some of the clothing and personal equipment these young people will need to rise to the challenge. There will also be members of the Mountain Warehouse team volunteering at the UK induction and training sessions to support and supervise the young people on tough outdoor treks.