Building Better Futures

Housebuilders are you ready?  The Housebuilder Challenge is BACK!  The days are getting longer, the first signs of spring are showing, and the outdoors is calling.  It’s time to turn off your screens, escape the four walls of home working or the dust of the building site and dig out your walking boots.  On Friday 9th July, the Housebuilder Challenge will see housebuilders, as well as suppliers and subcontractors to the industry, take on a 10 Peaks Challenge in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. 

As the restrictions of lockdown, home working and limited travel ease, the Housebuilder Challenge provides the perfect opportunity to meet up with colleagues face to face and take on the ultimate team challenge.  Who doesn’t like a bit of friendly competition?!

Teams of between 4 and 6 will hike a route of 34 kilometres with a total of 1,695m ascent over 10 hours and include iconic peaks such as Pen Y Fan, Corn Du and Fan y Big.  This is a walk in the park of a different kind and in taking on the challenge you will be not only building better futures for vulnerable young people, but also giving staff the opportunity to get outside, focus on their well being for a day, team build and network.

Mark Davey, CEO of the Youth Adventure Trust says: “After a year of people being more isolated from their colleagues than ever before, this is an opportunity for companies in the housebuilding and construction sectors to actually get their employees outside and bring teams together again in a Covid-safe way. It’s also a chance to remind people of the importance of getting outdoors for better mental health and wellbeing, network with others in the sector and position your brand as one which genuinely believes in ‘building better futures’”.

John Mann, MD Redrow Homes South Midlands said: 

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for arranging such a fantastic event.  Having attended lots of outdoor activity events I was impressed with your overall efficient & professional organisation which was clearly evident at all times & undoubtedly helped make the weekend such a success.”

The Housebuilder Challenge is now in its third year and has to date raised over £275,000 for the Youth Adventure Trust. The charity uses outdoor adventure as a platform to help some of the most vulnerable young people aged 11 – 15 build resilience, develop confidence and learn the skills they need to face the challenges in their lives.  Taylor Wimpey, Redrow Homes, Barratt, Crest Nicholson, Bloor Homes, Galliford Try have all taken part in the past.

Thanks to event sponsorship by Taylor Wimpey and other companies, all the funds raised by teams will be channelled towards enabling more young people to benefit from the charity’s three-year programme.  The challenges they face have been further exacerbated by the stress, anxiety and isolation of Covid 19 and lockdown.  This challenge will raise vital funds to enable our young people to fulfil their potential and build better futures.

There are a few team places left so don’t miss out!  To find out more and to sign up for the ultimate team building and housebuilding network event of 2021, visit https://www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk/housebuilders or contact Philippa Cox on philippa@youthadventuretrust.org.uk

The Youth Adventure Trust is a registered charity which works with vulnerable young people aged 11-15. Its specially designed Programme spans 3 school years and uses outdoor adventure to enable participants to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime. You can find out more about their work at www.youthadventuretrust.org.uk

Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson Dandara, Tile Mountain, EcoWorld International, Kaboodle and Ecofficiency are just some of the companies that are signed up and ready to don their walking boots.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join them!

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