£1,500 raised for Switch Up
Our annual charity walk took place last month, with 13 people taking on the 35-mile Peak District Challenge, and we’re delighted to announce that over £1,500 has been raised for Switch Up Notts.
Walkers from local businesses including CPW and BSP took on the trek through Hope Valley, Monk’s Dale, Millers Dale and the stunning Frogratt Edge, finishing in Baslow, Derbyshire, with the fastest of the group finishing in less than 12 hours.
This year, our chosen charity was local organisation Switch Up, which helps young people realise their full potential and imbues them with the confidence and skills they need to create a brighter future. Its programme delivers outreach services, mentoring, accredited non-formal education and resettlement mentoring for young people serving custodial sentences.
We chose to fundraise for Switch Up this year as it’s a fantastic charity making a real difference to the Nottingham community. The team uses rehabilitation techniques combined with physical training to help engage the young people of Nottingham in positive activity, steering them away from crime circles – which seemed like a brilliant fit for our physical challenge.The funds will be going towards supporting young people in the Nottingham area, and we’re excited and proud to be backing such a brilliant initiative local to our head office.
Donations are still open here.
To find out more about Switch Up, please visit http://www.switch-up.org.uk/