Six teams of six staff from Dandara’s Northern Home Counties, South East and Southern divisions, will be polishing up their walking boots ready to face the rigours of the Brecon Beacons Challenge – climbing 10 Welsh mountains in just 10 hours on 9th July.
The teams will join with other groups from the country’s major housebuilders and construction firms in the Housebuilders Challenge, organised by the Youth Adventure Trust. Teams of six people from each division will race against the clock and each other to complete the 34km hike, which includes 1,695km – just over a mile – of vertical ascent, within the 10-hour timescale.
Each team in the Housebuilders Challenge has pledged to raise at least £2,000 to support the Youth Adventure Trust. The charity 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.
The charity has helped nearly 4,000 young people since it started in 1992, but with no Government support, it relies on sponsors to provide the £3,600 that it costs to support each young person through the programme.