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Ed Taylor

The Virgin Strive Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][br][/p][p]Work, technology, communication and culture are changing at a blistering pace - yet our education system remains all but Victorian! The system is struggling: Not only must we do more than simply drill youngsters to pass exams, but - right now - 40% of teachers leave the profession within 5 years!...and 50% of UK prisoners were first excluded from school - and it's getting worse fast: exclusions are up 30% in the last 3 yrs. Society is failing at it's root - leading to so many problems down the line. What can be done to put this right?[/p][p]BIG Change is an incredible charity spearheading efforts to turn things around by connecting global expertise and by backing seedling projects seeking to innovate, win validation and thereby achieve broad government support for widespread change. [/p][p]Next week I'm participating in the Virgin STRIVE Challenge - their major fund-raising event: It brings together extraordinary people from CEOs and entrepreneurs to teachers, ex-gang leaders and artists all eager to make a difference. All taking on a testing 5 day hike across the alps from Tignes to Chamonix. (that's well over 100km with 5000m+ of ascents), no doubt with much yodelling, brutal blisters and perhaps some light banter with Richard Branson. [/p][p]Every single pound I can raise on this website goes to BIG Change projects. I've filled a last minute place on the adventure (we start Saturday!) so not only will I be relying on extra grit (rather than months of training) to get me through, I also need a little help from my friends so that my fund-raising efforts will make it all worthwhile! So please, please, give yourself a warm feeling inside and support [url=https://www.big-change.org/]Big Change[/url] ā€“ with my heartfelt gratitude.[/p][p]You can follow our adventure on Instagram @strivechallenge and also @bransonsam![/p][p]Much Love, Ed [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters

15-Nov-2018

Emily Hill

Goooo Eddd! X

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2018

The Goymours

Hope you had fun and really looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

08-Oct-2018

Margie

Sorry I've been away! Hope all went well, Ed. Sounds like a good cause. See you soon? XXX

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

08-Oct-2018

Andre

£50.00

03-Oct-2018

ET

£1250.00

02-Oct-2018

Rob

Iā€™m sure it was a big challenge. Exciting. Looking forward to the stories.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

02-Oct-2018

Harry

Love from Bicester Holdsworths This is for your blisters xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

26-Sep-2018

Kenga

Hope its all going well!! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Sep-2018

Charlotte

I want to hear your yodelling when you get back - You'll have 5 days to practise. Good luck, and god speed. x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

24-Sep-2018

The Scotts of Bath

Edders, this sounds amazing.... very envious... and of course, all for a good cause! Have fun!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid