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Drive Forward Fundraising Page

4 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]The four of us, Hal, Jack, Will and Henry, are participating in the Devizes to Westminister (DW) International Canoe race this year, [lt]span[gt]over the Easter weekend, [lt]/span[gt]in a pair of double kayaks. This race is dubbed the 'Canoeist's Everest' and we will be paddling 125 miles (200km) over four days, with 77 portages along the way, and will spend a total of around 24 hours on the water. We will camp and cook for ourselves each night. [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]Although we will be doing the hard work, we should also acknowledge the generous support we have had from Schroders, Eton College, our parents (aka support teams) and David Ford our long suffering coach.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]Each of us feels incredibly lucky to attend our school and, now that we are starting to consider the next chapter of our lives beyond A-levels, our very much aware of those that do not have the same opportunities. We are therefore supporting two charities, one that provides schooling to severely autistic children and another that helps young people who have been in care cope with the transition into working life. [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]We would be incredibly grateful if you felt able to support our efforts in fundraising for these two excellent causes. [/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]This page is raising money for Drive Forward Foundation (DFF), who are at the heart of the youth unemployment problem in London and provide training and advice to some of the 5000 care leavers who enter the job market in London each year, without the support of family. DFF provide training courses and advice to prepare these young people for the working world and how to deal with other issues affecting their lives. They have a 70% success rate in finding further education and employment for care leavers, which is 3 times more effective than similar government run programs, due to the tailored courses, mentorship and training applicants receive. This all serves to reduce the benefits burden, reduce anti-social behaviour and promote better cohesion in society. It is therefore important that DFF achieves appropriate funding levels to continue this good work and to expand their reach to other London boroughs and care leavers. [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"[gt]Please see the link on the left for further information.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

28 Mar 2016


Apr 26, 2016

jamie fowler

Great effort, well done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2016

Sarah Maitland-Jones

Well done Jack and friends! From Sarah MJ and family x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2016

Caz Knight

We hope it went well and that you're fully recovered for the new term! Well done!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2016


Well Done

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2016

John Spedding

Well done everyone.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2016

The Graham

Well done William and the rest of the team - what an amazing achievement.

Apr 7, 2016

Hamish McLellan.

Well done ! An excellent effort.


Apr 7, 2016


Well done bro! You're a star. And well done team.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 6, 2016

Michael and Jo Clinch

Well done Jack and the team

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 4, 2016

Andrew Dobbs

Well done from all of us


William Dobbs

William Dobbs

Hal Pitman

Hal Pitman

Jack Parker

Jack Parker

Henry Wyard

Henry Wyard