COPYRIGHT 2013: THE TEENAGE WILDERNESS TRUST
REGISTERED CHARITY OF ENGLAND AND WALES: 1141614
The Teenage Wilderness Trust
Keeping Kids in Education since 2011...
The success of the Teenage Wilderness Trust relies primarily on funding. Without the required funds we cannot place disaffected students on reengagement courses. Our Patrons Club gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to support the charity financially and provide year on year support for the work we do.
We have two levels of Patronage, both with different financial commitment.
For personal benefactors we ask for a minimum annual donation of £500 for Patrons Club membership.
For corporate benefactors we ask for a minimum annual donation of £1000 for Patrons Club Membership.
Mrs Annabel Nicoll and Suva Foundation
Mr Jamie Arbib
Mrs Ghislaine Kane
Mrs Dinah Kane
Mr Jon Connell
Mr Sean Notley
Mr and Mrs Catherine Rogers
Mrs Julia Kirkham
Mrs Joanna Bailey
Mr and Mrs J Gascoyne
The Leach Fourteenth Trust
Mr and Mrs John Rosai
Mr and Mrs Dominic Cusk
The Getty Foundation
Mr and Mrs Douglas Green
Hotel du Vin
Lambrook School Trust
I've spent much of the last fifteen years making wildlife and adventure programmes aimed at young people, and one thing is utterly clear. The outdoors, activity, wild animals and wild places have a tangible and unbeatable power over young minds. Nothing beats the expression of joy on someone's face as they surf their first breaker, break a horse into a canter, thunder down a forest track on a mountain bike, or grip warm rock for the first time. Conquering fears, feeling the warm rush of adrenalin, sipping the warm joy of the first cuppa after getting caught out by an unexpected downpour! For several hundred thousand years, we as a species evolved in the outdoors, living active lives, surrounded by wild animals, subject to the wills of the seasons. Whether we know it or not, we need them, primally, physically, and without them we wither and fade. I wish TeenWilderness all the very best of luck in their mission. Steve Backshall, Deadly 60.