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Warren Smith

Warren Smith's fundraising page

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

My story

[p]I have chosen to get on my bike and do the Dallaglio Cycle Slam.  But I have also decided to do the whole damn thing![/p][p] [/p][p]We will be cycling approximately 2000km through the Swiss and French Alps, the lakes of Italy and the coastline of Slovenia and Croatia, climbing over 30,000m along the way!  This epic cycle challenge will take around three weeks from 27 May – 14th June 2018.[/p][p] [/p][p]Why am I doing this?  Other than proving to myself I can, I recognise through Dallaglio RugbyWorks the challenges disengaged young people face and try and overcome, that doing this and raising money means that the incredible team at the charity can help more young people nationally get into sustained education and employment.[/p][p] [/p][p]Youth unemployment is threatening the material and mental wellbeing of a whole generation of young people in the UK. Dallaglio RugbyWorks exists to tackle this issue for those at most risk of long-term unemployment; teenagers who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education in Alternative Provision (AP) schools. In the challenging AP environment, a significant number do not receive any meaningful qualifications, only 1.2% achieve 5 GCSEs with English and Mathematics while 52% of their mainstream peers do.[/p][p]Coupled with this, careers advice and employability support is often non-existent. The consequence of this environment is simple; permanent exclusion all but shatters a young person’s chance of transitioning into long-term employment. At Dallaglio RugbyWorks, they offer a free service to AP schools, delivering a long-term skills development programme as a regular part of the curriculum.[/p][p]They use rugby as a tool to engage the students and build strong, trusting relationships with their coaches as well as essential skills like teamwork, communication and respect. They are then introduced to an ambitious programme of employability workshops and workplace visits with their network of partners; opportunities not otherwise available to them, but key to increase their employment prospects.  [/p][p] [/p][p]Working with around 350 young people nationally, they have ambition to reach out to more, and by raising money through Dallaglio Cycle Slam, we can help them achieve is.  Learn more at: www.dallagliorugbyworks.com[/p][p] [/p][p]Thank you for supporting me through this.[/p][p] [/p]

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Supporters

20-Jun-2018

Ro

Well done Warren! Great effort despite the various injuries!! Will you be more careful now?!? Probably not.... see you soon xx

£30.00

14-Jun-2018

Deborah S

Great job! Really well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Jun-2018

Clare Meaney

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

14-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Well done warren - love Angie and Evan

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

14-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Well done, mate. Great cause. Catch you soon for a beverage.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

13-Jun-2018

Craig Robertson

Well done Warren. Inspiring stuff and a fantastic cause. Catch up for a beer when your back. Best Craig

£100.00

13-Jun-2018

Anonymous

An awesome charity I've learnt more about from you. A great effort by you all and I know a personal achievement for you. Glad you stayed in one piece! We're so proud of you as your Mum would be too xxx xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

13-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Well done Mr B - Bet seeing Vince was a surprise !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

12-Jun-2018

Amanda and Ben

Brilliant effort Warren. Especially given your past year. Keep going.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

12-Jun-2018

Nick Heaton

Love You Buddy. Nick, Jules, Santa and Kasper x

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid