As owners of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, Equip Outdoor Technologies UK pride themselves on designing exceptional products that meet the needs of their active customers. Their passion for the outdoors and adventurous spirit sets the foundation for what they do. And they encourage their teams to thrive and be part of their success.
Like Outward Bound, they share a passion for encouraging more young people to experience the power, freedom, mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors, so we're delighted that they've announced a new two year partnership with us. Together we'll work on an educational character development programme - helping 48 young people defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.
Equip UK are providing funding for two projects within the programme:
- Enabling 24 financially disadvantaged students from Harris Primary School in Preston to attend a five-day Outward Bound programme. The support isn’t just financial, Philippa and Amber, two Equip UK employees will join the programme, acting as employee ambassadors, mentoring and supporting the pupils before, during and after their residential.
- An additional 24 young people from around the UK will also be able to apply for financial assistance to attend an educational residential through Outward Bound’s bursary scheme.
Giles Polito, Commercial Director at Equip UK comments: “Outward Bound and Equip UK understand the inspiration and power that can be harnessed through wilderness environments. We share the same enthusiasm to help engage and positively influence more young people to experience the multiple benefits of the most dynamic classroom available – the great outdoors.”
Nick Barrett, CEO at Outward Bound concludes: “We are delighted to have Equip UK’s support for the work we do to enable more and more young people to have adventures and to learn - regardless of their financial circumstances. We welcome partnerships from within the outdoor industry, such as this one, as they help make this happen.”
If you're an organisation who shares our passion and think you could support young people in the UK today, please get in touch.