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An Interview with...Lois Pryce

Lois is a British travel author, journalist and broadcaster. She is also co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival.  In 2013/14, intrigued by the negative image of Iran and its stormy relationship with her homeland, she made two solo motorcycle tours of the Islamic Republic, discovering the complicated reality of this misunderstood but ultimately fascinating and hospitable country. 

Read more: An Interview with...Lois Pryce

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Happy Birthday to us!

This year the Youth Adventure Trust turns 25!

In that time we have changed thousands of young lives and worked with some amazing volunteers.

2017 is a time for looking forwards and putting some exciting plans in place to enable us to inspire even more young lives through outdoor adventure for the next 25 years.

Read more: Happy Birthday to us

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A day in the life of a volunteer

Volunteers are friends, mentors and role models to the young people we work with.  Read on to find out what a typical day on camp is like and contact Jon Rich to find out how you can get involved.

Read more: A day in the life of a volunteer

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An Interview with...Anna McNuff

Our new feature continues with an insight into the adventures of Anna McNuff. Fuelled by cheese and Super Noodles we spoke to Anna as she was cycling from Bolivia to Argentina.  Read the full interview and don't forget to let us know if you're inspired to go on your own adventure and want to join our TEAM 25!

Read more: An Interview with...Anna McNuff

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An Interview with...Alastair Humphreys

For our brand new feature 'An Interview with...' we caught up with Alastair Humphreys, YAT ambassador and microadventurer extraordinaire. We love what Alastair stands for: that anyone can go on adventure, it doesn't have to be expensive, involve lots of kit or take a long time, it just has to be fun. Read the full interview and don't forget to let us know if you're inspired to go on your own adventure!

Read more: An Interview with...Alastair Humphreys

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Carpe Diem: Philippa's Cycle Odyssey

This summer Philippa Cox decided to ‘seize the day’ – a seeming instruction inscribed on a necklace she received for Christmas. And so she set off on her own personal challenge, one girl and her bike, eight countries, eight thousand miles and eight thousand pounds for her chosen charities. Read her inspiring story and make 2017 the year that you ‘seize the day’.

Read more: Carpe Diem: Philippa's Cycle Odyssey

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Mark's Marathon: Why is this happening to me?

I'm not a runner! But for some reason, when the chance to run the London Marathon came up I thought it would be a great way to celebrate my 50th Birthday and raise some money for a charity that is really close to my heart.

Read more: Mark's Marathon: Why is this happening to me?

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BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews young person's Mum 

One of the Mum's of a young person currently on the Youth Adventure Programme talks to Graham Seaman at BBC Wiltshire on how the Youth Adventure Trust has changed her son's life  as part of the radio station's 'Making a Difference' season.

Read more: Making A Difference: BBC Radio Wiltshire Interview

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On 16th July 2016 we would like to invite you to have a Wild Night Out. Our friends at Explorers Connect are asking people to get involved by having an adventure - sleep under the stars, go on a night hike, do a wild swim or do your own personal challenge - on or around this date and raise money to help us change young peoples' lives in the process.

Read more: Wild Night Out 2016

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51 teams of colleagues from leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey completed a challenge with a difference in the Peak District and raised a phenomenal £154,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust in the process.

Read more: 51 Teams take to the hills in Taylor Wimpey's Peak District Challenge

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Mark Davey, Chief Executive of the Youth Adventure Trust, was delighted that the charity won the Community Group of the Year Award at the recent Wiltshire Life Awards 2015 hosted by BBC Wiltshire's Sue Davies.

Read more: Wiltshire Life Awards 2015 Community Group of the Year

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The Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Mr Angus Macpherson, visited our recent Coastal Camp on Brownsea Island and had a great day meeting the young people, volunteers and staff.

Read more: Wiltshire Police Commissioner visits the Coastal Camp

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Robert Buckland MP for South Swindon endorses Youth Adventure Trust.

"I recently met with the Youth Adventure Trust and am impressed by their work and support what they are doing to improve lives of vulnerable young people in our community"

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BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews YAT Volunteer

Ellie Scourse talks to Graham Seaman at BBC Wiltshire on what it's like to volunteer at the Youth Adventure Trust.

Read more: BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews YAT Volunteer

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BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews YAT Volunteer Manager

Vanessa Hiller speaks to Graham Rogers on his Saturday breakfast radio show ahead of the launch event for the Youth Adventure Trust on Saturday 14th June.

Read more: BBC Radio Wiltshire interviews YAT Volunteer Manager

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Claire Perry MP has high aims for the Youth Adventure Trust

The Youth Adventure Trust held an event at Brokerswood Country Park in Westbury on Saturday 14th June to launch its new brand, and to make it more recognized as a youth development charity among the community in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Read more: Claire Perry MP has high aims for the Youth Adventure Trust

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Taylor Wimpey sponsor Brecon 10 Peaks

Taylor Wimpey have announced their sponsorship of the Brecon 10 Peaks Challenge which takes place on the 8th March 2014.

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Nationwide Foundation support

Nationwide Foundation are contributing towards the cost of our activity days, where the children learn a range of new skills such as dancing, art and sculpture, bushcraft and fishing!

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Invesco Perpetual continue support

Invesco Perpetual have announced their continuing support for the Lakes Adventure Race 2014. The company has been a major supporter of the charity since 2007 and have raised £740,000 to date.

 

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Claire Perry, MP for Devizes endorses the Youth Adventure Trust

You're the best charity I've never heard of!

Read more: Claire Perry endorses the Youth Adventure Trust

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David Cameron endorses Youth Adventure Trust

I am delighted to lend my support to the work of the Youth Adventure Trust. There are few more worthwhile tasks than unlocking the potential of young people. Giving young people a sense of purpose, optimism and belonging can not only allow them to enjoy their youth but can transform lives for good. 

Read more: David Cameron in support of our programme.

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Jon Gupta joins Youth Adventure Trust as Ambassador

Jon Gupta, one of the UK's most promising high altitude mountaineers has joined the Youth Adventure Trust as an Ambassador. Mark Davey, CEO, commented, "it's great that Jon can support our cause and he will undoubtedly provide inspiration to our young people".

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Alastair Humphreys joins Youth Adventure Trust as Ambassador

As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been.

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Ranulph Fiennes endorses Youth Adventure Trust

I think your work is absolutely vital for our youth and I cannot congratulate you enough on everything you do.

 

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