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Gavin Matthews

Virgin Strive Challenge 2018

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Dear all,[/p][p]I'm really proud to be taking part in the 2018 Virgin STRIVE Challenge, which aims to raise [b]£1 million[/b] to support up to 10 new projects that set young people up to thrive in life, not just in exams. The Big Change charity is building on the excellent things they have already done to educate, innovate and give young people in the UK the best possible start in life.[/p][p]Richard Branson and 15 others are striving throughout September by hiking, cycling and kayaking from Mount Etna to Mont Blanc, then scaling it to complete this mammoth challenge. In the 3rd of their 5 stages I'm one of 60 people supporting them by cycling the 5 days from Monaco to Tignes, all of us riding 570k and ascending over 3000m each day by summiting a long list of huge Tour de France climbs as a team.[/p][p][b]I'd really appreciate everyone's support towards my £3,000 target and the overall £1 Million target for this amazing challenge and vital cause.[/b] Please take a moment to read about the great things Big Change are doing with the money raised on the link below.[/p][p]Many of you will have been 'lucky' enough to hear my views on our education system….and how often we set the wrong objectives for children to succeed in life, and most importantly be happy. Attitudes [i]are[/i] changing and these are exciting times. Big Change aims to give all children the chance they deserve and their projects have 3 key objectives:[/p][p]Give young people the skills to believe in themselves and drive change in their own lives and the world around them.[/p][p]Help young people access the opportunities they need to develop and grow[/p][p]Create environments of support for young people where change is possible[/p][p]Please please PLEASE sponsor me and support this wonderful cause, giving children a chance to be the very best they can be.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p]

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Supporters

03-Oct-2018

Amy Bird

Seriously impressive Gav, well done!

01-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

The Relfs

Well done. Massive achievement.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

The Battens

Well done Gavin - sounds like a real challenge ! The Battens

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

The Woodwards

Wow! Sounds like it was a real challenge mentally as well as physically. Well done for completing the challenge! Ems and Dickie x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Debbie and Lee

Great achievement Gavin! Sounds like that was some challenge!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

David and Bertie

Go For IT!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Amelia SJ

Well done Gav glad you mad wit back in one piece!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

01-Oct-2018

Anonymous

What an achievement well done

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Sep-2018

Louise and Ian

Bravo!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid