The Big Change Founders


Big Change
Big Change has a fundamental belief in the UK’s young people. They’re our priority, our passion, and our inspiration. And everything we do is designed to help them be the very best version of themselves. Helping them rise above and beyond their circumstances, and giving them the opportunity, motivation and courage to see the positive differences they can make for themselves, for others, and for their community. How do we do it? By identifying, partnering with and connecting like-minded organisations and individuals who are all striving to accelerate positive change. We raise money and awareness around key issues for youth in the UK. We support the people and projects at the heart of communities that are doing important, innovative work at ground level to make a real difference. And they’re people who are not afraid to work together to bring brilliant ideas to life.


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Big Change loves a challenge and in that spirit, we got together to take on one of the most sought after summits in the world - Mont Blanc. This historic peak is the highest in Western Europe, towering at nearly 4,810 metres above sea level and it really tested every ounce of our stamina, determination and teamwork. We were working hard in the months leading up to the climb to make sure we were mentally and physically prepared for anything Mont Blanc had to throw at us and while we didn’t all make it up, we did give it our best shot.

This is the first time we have all got together for an event like this since our London Marathon Caterpillar Run in 2010 and we did it to launch Big Change.  We have all played a big part in building and growing Big Change and seeing it all come together with the Big Climb is really exciting.

It was an exhausting week in the mountains and we were all tested in ways that none of us really expected. Altitude does strange things to your brain and to your body and for about a week we had to get used to operating in difficult conditions with little sleep, food, water or oxygen. That said, we all really enjoyed the experience and on Friday 7th September at about 9am, seven of our group made it to the summit of Mont Blanc. It was an incredible week away and you can see all of the pictures and hear more about the expedition in Hello Magazine.

We are determined to make the experience really count and can’t wait to see the effect that some of the funds raised will have on the charitable projects that we are supporting.

100% of funds donated will be used for charitable purposes and you can see more info about these on the Projects section of the site

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The Founders

Bea, Holly, Isabella, Phil, Sam B, Sam R



Recent donors


02.10.12 Amazing!! Well done x

02.10.12 Well done to everyone

28.09.12 Team, What an incredible awesome achievement! Lots of love Nick and Lizzie xxx

20.09.12 Well done all

20.09.12 Well done everyone - charity is the best. "Do good, have fun and the money will come."

19.09.12 Great Work - well done!


18.09.12 Well done Holly and team!

18.09.12 Fantastic Effort Well done to all the team from the Chapmans in Woodland

17.09.12 Congratulations - what champions! hope you took some amazing picutres xx

17.09.12 wow good luck - looking forward to hearing more about the climb Love, William

17.09.12 Congratulations guys. Love from Founded.

17.09.12 Look forward to hearing how it went

17.09.12 bIG congratulations to all involved! Sounds like it was worth the pain x

17.09.12 Huge CONGRATS xxx

16.09.12 Well done guys fantastic effort - look forward to hearing all about it

16.09.12 Great stuff

16.09.12 Good on ya guys! Great effort.

15.09.12 Well done everyone.


13.09.12 Welldonewelldonetooneandall.. Lookforwardtohearingthestories ;)

13.09.12 Good on you guys!

12.09.12 Hope you guys are all good after such an amazing challenge, can't wait to hear all about it x x x

12.09.12 lots of love from all the Dewars


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