Housebuilder raises vital funds for youth charity

Teams from Dandara divisions across the UK raised more than £11,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust, after taking part in the Housebuilder Challenge 2023.

They trekked 20 miles through the mountains of Snowdonia National Park in Wales on the 15th of September to support the charity for vulnerable young people.

Starting the hike at five in the morning, the teams walked through woodland and across narrow mountain paths to arrive back at base in time for a warm meal.

Dandara CEO Trevor Dempsey said: “We are enormously proud of our teams across the UK who took part in this Challenge for such a worthy cause.

“I would like to thank everyone who sponsored the teams and their families and friends for all their support and encouragement.”

Taking part in this year’s Challenge for Dandara across the UK were four teams.
Andy Kent and Ben Sherwood captained Teams 1 & 2, alongside their teammates Chris Higgins, Scott Macdonald, Nick Phillips, Josh Wicks, Kate Parker and David Hill.

In Team 3, Stacey Loveridge was captain alongside her team Ray Pearson, Marnie Archibald, Sam Johnson and Claire Bathgate.

And finally, in Team 4, Damian Sanaghan was captain alongside his team consisting of Jeremy Claire, Lee Banham, Alex Cunningham and Scott Spittal.

Youth Adventure Trust helps vulnerable young people aged 11-16 unlock their potential through outdoor activities; its Youth Adventure Programme, which spans three years and includes three residential camps and eight activity days, is a genuinely life-changing opportunity, giving young people the chance to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime. Find out more