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Philip Slater

Tower to Tower

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As someone who works within the education sector I was keen to give something back to help pupils that might otherwise not get an opportunity to succeed in life. Last year I sat listening to what the Transformation Trust do and thought it would be amazing to help them with the aims of inspiring the next generation. As such I and 18 others will be embarking on a cycle ride from Blackpool to Paris this september. I know that people always give generously throughout the year but if you could dig a little bit deeper into your pockets and find whatever small amount of change you might have that would be greatly appreaciated. This isnt a huge coporate event but has been planned and will be undertaken by those 9 people particpating in the ride. If you want to know what your money will go towards please read the section below.[/p][p]thanks[/p][p]Phil[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Tower to Tower Tour 2019[/b][/p][p]The Transformation Trust is 10 years old as a charity, and over the last decade, they have worked with hundreds of thousands of young people, all from areas of high deprivation, helping them discover their talents and “think big” about what the future holds for them.[/p][p]Every year, they work with around 80,000 young people providing them with access to opportunities and experiences that they otherwise would not have.[/p][p]They believe that everyone has something they are amazing at! They just sometimes need a bit of help to discover what that is. Their work is all about helping young people discover that talent, and then do something about it.[/p][p]Every four years, through their [i]Inspire US[/i] programme they take a group of sixthform students who want to go on and study politics at university out to the US to be campaign volunteers in the final two weeks of the Presidential election.[/p][p]In October 2020, they will be taking 20 students from across 5 UK schools out to the swing state of Florida to experience what promises to be a nail-biting election. They will see high sophisticated campaigning, working alongside seasoned campaigners, and even get to meet some of the main players in American politics.[/p][p] Alumni of [i]Inspire US 2012 [/i]and[i] Inspire US 2016 [/i]met President Obama, Joe Biden and Bill Clinton to name just a few. These students went on to secure places at top universities in both the UK and the US as a result of taking part and demonstrating their passion for politics:[/p][p]“[i]In 2016 I was able to travel to Florida with the Transformation Trust, to work on the penultimate two weeks of US Presidential Elections. This was – hand on heart – the driving force that encouraged me to apply to Harvard University, where I am now in my junior year.”[/i] [i](Chardonnae Deslandes, Harvard University)[/i][/p][p]As the charity partner of the Tower to Tower Tour, all funds raised will go towards [i]Inspire US 2020.[/i] [/p]

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Oct 11, 2019

Martin and Anna


Oct 10, 2019


Well done Phil, Cheers Ian.

£150.00 plus £37.50 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2019

Kim A

Well done Phil!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2019

Lawrence and Renu

Bien pedale Phil

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2019

Jennifer Wellings

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2019

Lou Daz Holly Nicole

You ll smash it Phil 👍

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Philippa & Tim

Good luck Phil! Great cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

james slater

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2019

Carol Murphy

Good luck Phil, David, Carol, Lewis, Will & Jack

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid