Become a Friend of The Trust
Everyone needs a friend. Pledge us our suggested minimum donation of £5,000, and you can be confident that your contribution will go a long way.
The entire sum goes directly towards funding our bursary scheme – the principal way in which young people like Michael and Chelsea (below) can benefit from the work we do.
INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE TO FULFIL THEIR POTENTIAL THROUGH CHALLENGING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IS THE MAIN AIM OF THE OUTWARD BOUND TRUST. HRH The Duke of York KG, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Alternatively, with a minimum pledge of £25,000 each year, you would become one of our Best Friends and join our inner circle of trusted advisors and benefactors. In return for you being a Friend, we’ll invite you to see our work first-hand at one of our centres, and meet some of the young people we work with.
We also pride ourselves on creating a calendar of unique and exclusive social events throughout the year that will help you understand the work we do while also enjoying something a little out of the ordinary.
Changing young peoples lives
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HATE IT
Spending a week camping in Wales, having to wear great clunking boots, sleep in a dorm – it was the last thing I wanted to do. But after my second day, something happened. I felt different. The air was amazing, and all the grass and greenery, it was everywhere, it made me feel really calm. At the beach, I had to take my boots off just to feel sand between my toes for the first time. I’ll never forget that day.
It's the day I told myself 'I can do this'.
No longer second best
I never knew what it felt like to come first. My older sister was always the best, or the first, or something better than me. Always putting me down. It was the same at the camp to begin with. I didn't know how to lace up my boots – the instructor had to teach me – it wasn't a great start. But on our full day expedition in the hills around Loch Eil, I was the first to make it to the top. I was king of the mountain, and still am.
I can stand up for myself now.
HELP YOUNG PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY IN LIFE
Take a look at our brochure to see how we’re changing young people's lives.