We are pleased to announce that Adventurer and Explorer Richard Matthews has agreed to become an Ambassador for Adventure Therapy in support of our work.
Richard has walked the 600km Slovenia Mountain Trail, solo, driven to Mongolia and back as part of the Mongol Rally, completed the Arctic Survival Challenge in Sweden and circumnavigated the world in a Nissan Micra!
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a qualified Mountain Leader and has led groups on the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Ten Tors and on international expeditions around the world.
We are extremely grateful to receive a grant of £6,240 from the Clare Milne Trust. This will enable us to improve lives through adventure and time spent outdoors for children and adults with disabilities, life-limiting or life-changing conditions in Cornwall.
We are pleased to report that law firm Ashfords LLP Solicitors newly established charitable foundation, The Ashfords Foundation, has generously donated its first grant in Devon to Adventure Therapy.
We are very grateful to the Trustees of the Ashfords Foundation for their kindness and support and for recognising the work that we do to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and adults with unique health conditions or limitations, who live locally to their offices, through outdoor and adventure-led activities.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded £7,046 of funding from Sport England, in support of our work.
Sport England distributes funds from The National Lottery: its vision is that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability. This dovetails with our own vision and mission to provide access to outdoor activities and adventure-led pursuits to children and adults with disabilities, life-limiting or life-changing conditions.
We are grateful to National Lottery players for helping to make life better by taking part in National Lottery games and to Sport England for believing in our mission and helping to fund out work.
We are pleased to announce that Daniel Northcott has joined Adventure Therapy, as one of its Trustees.
As a Law Graduate and outdoor instructor, Dan brings a range of skills and experience to Adventure Therapy, in addition to voluntarily giving up his time to support our charity.
Our founder, Rob Emery, comments "There is a distinct lack of young people acting as Trustees to a charity, with the charity commission reporting that just half a percent have board members who are between 18 and 24 years of age. Often this is because younger people aren't aware of the possibility to volunteer in this way and the positive impact they can make to an organisation in doing so."
"We were keen to engage with a young Trustee and are excited to have Dan join us. Dan's aptitude for law is advantageous to Adventure Therapy and particularly as he has recently completed his prestigious degree, bringing professional knowledge and an enthusiasm to further increase his skills. That he is also an outdoor activity instructor benefits us to an even greater extent, as his passion and experience in guiding people in adventure-led pursuits can help us to evolve as an organisation and assist in ensuring that we offer the most appropriate range of activities for our service users".
July 2018 - BLOG
Charlotte Underwood shares a personal journey with Adventure Therapy of getting outside, in nature:
"With the modern world becoming urban at an extremely uncomfortable rate, it’s easy to forget that sometimes our best forms of therapy have been right in front of us all along, just like they have been for each and every one of our ancestors.
I’m talking about nature, the great outdoors and actually taking the time to go on a little adventure, be it to a different park than usual, the next town over or hundreds of miles away."
We are pleased to announce that respected adventurer and television presenter Tim Treloar has accepted the position of Patron of the charity.
Tim has had experience delivering outdoor training, education and consultancy to a range of clients across the globe. He is a qualified mountain leader, cave leader and a climbing, canoeing and kayaking instructor and has used his skills on a number of high profile expeditions. He is also a trained teacher with a Masters degree and has experience training the police and military in wilderness tracking.
Rob Emery, founder of Adventure Therapy, comments “we are very grateful to Tim for offering his personal and professional support to our charity and becoming its first Patron. As a charity that focuses on adventure-led pursuits and outdoor activities, Tim’s knowledge and level of experience, in addition to his firm resolve in what we are endeavouring to achieve as a charity, is a fantastic association for us to have. We look forward to working with Tim and making a positive difference to the emotional well-being of children and adults with disabilities, unique health conditions or limitations, through outdoor and adventure therapy”.
Tim adds “Adventure Therapy sits very close to both my work and values and I am keen to support the charity through my company, TT Adventures, and personally”.
Adventure Therapy is founded and registered as a charity in England and Wales.
We exist to improve the emotional (and sometimes physical) wellbeing of children and adults with unique health conditions, impairments or limitations through free outdoor and adventure-led activities.
Our target over the medium to long-term is to raise £450,000 per year which will enable us to provide a programme of activities for 450 - 500 children and adults with physical disabilities, mental health conditions, life-limiting or life-changing illnesses.
With no statutory funding, our mission can only be achieved through the help and support of the local community and businesses. Thank you for your support.