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Ed Walsh

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018

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My story

[p]Hi all,[/p][p]Over the next 5 days I will be cycling 550km from Monaco to Tignes (climbing a cumulative total of 10,000 metres!) as part of Stage 3 of the Big Change STRIVE Challenge. [/p][p]Personally this is going to be a serious challenge but more importantly it is a great opportunity to raise some money for Big Change which is a fantastic charity that backs early stage initiatives aimed at changing the way education is delivered and providing better opportunities for young people in the UK, particularly those from the poorest and most challenging backgrounds. A number of the initiatives already supported are doing fantastic work and further fundraising will allow more of that work to continue.[/p][p]Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated![/p][p]ABOUT BIG CHANGE[/p][p]Big Change is on a mission to support the next generation to thrive in life, not just exams. We do this by partnering with pioneering projects tackling the root causes of problems faced by young people. Big Change backs projects at a very early stage, when no one else will. We leverage this support by providing a program of non-financial support over three years – allowing them to learn, grow, and prove their model to create long- term positive change at scale.[/p][p]www.big-change.org[/p][p][br][/p][p]ABOUT STRIVE[/p][p]Since 2014 STRIVE has been supporting the Big Change mission by assembling groups of extraordinary people to challenge themselves, fundraise for Big Change and have the experience of a lifetime! In September 2018, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, inspirational speakers, extraordinary young people and educational trailblazers will form a diverse tribe of Big Changers, striving to transform the way we support the next generation.[/p][p][url=https://www.strivechallenge.org/]https://www.strivechallenge.org/[/url][/p][p]Why are we Striving?[/p][p]• The 2018 Virgin STRIVE Challenge aims to raise £1 million to support up to 10 new projects that are creating big change in how we set young people up to thrive in life, not just in exams.[/p][p]Where does the money go? ALL of the money raised from STRIVE is used to support early-stage ideas that address unacceptable issues facing young people.[/p][p]What impact does it have? Past projects supported by STRIVE (like Frontline, Voice 21 and NCS) have gone on to receive millions in government and other funding - scaling nationally, influencing policy and changing the way things are done. Your efforts really do make a big difference![/p][p]Why focus on empowering change? We believe prevention is better than treating symptoms - it’s easier to build stronger children than it is to fix broken adults.[/p][p]Why early-stage projects? Unless we support innovation, change will not happen. There is very little funding for early-stage ideas with big ambition for long term system change, especially before they have proved their impact.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Good luck.

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Bob Pamela

Well done Edward!

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Great stuff!

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Ann Elliott

All the best, Ann




Well done, mate!

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Nikki Corrigan

Fantastic charity and what a challenge - congrats!! Nikki x

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Congrats pal

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Well done Ed. Keep it up - great cause.

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Steve and Fiona

Well done Ed, a huge effort for a great cause!

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