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Lissa Gillott

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]This summer I've decided to support [b]Big Change[/b] by taking part in possibly the scariest challenge I've ever signed up to in my life. The [b]Virgin Strive Challenge 2018[/b] will take place this [b]September.[/b] Using just human power, [u]300[/u] or so regular beings will aim to sail, cycle, kayak, hike, run, climb and quite possibly even crawl in order to travel from Sicily to the top of Mont Blanc all in the space of a month. I’m taking part in Stage 1 which means a [b]4 day cycle[/b] and [b]2 day kayak[/b] across the island of Sardinia – sounds idyllic right? Wrong take a look at the route profile below![/p][p][img][/img][/p][p]At this point I could write up some kind of story or experience that I went through in my past which will show how I had the chance to overcome some kind of adversity. In all reality it wouldn’t be right for me to do this, I had a pretty fortunate upbringing, grew up in a supportive family and have had the chance to do pretty much anything I’ve put my mind to. Yes, perhaps there was a wobble when I was at school but who doesn’t go through that. The main reason I’m doing this crazy challenge and aiming to raise [b]£3k[/b] is because I believe [b]Big Change[/b], the charity incubator which I’m raising money for, is doing some great stuff and I’d like the opportunity to help them to continue to do that.[/p][p]So why Big Change? Who are they? What do they do?[/p][p][b]Big Change[/b] is a charity incubator which funds projects that will permanently change our society and education systems to ensure every child has the opportunity to develop a [u]Growth Mindset[/u] and the skills they need to [i]thrive in life[/i], [i]not just in exams[/i].[/p][p]Since they started they’ve helped champion some fantastic ideas, like [url=https://thefrontline.org.uk/]Frontline[/url] and [url=https://www.voice21.org/]Voice21[/url] supporting and funding them to prove they work and then helping them secure sustainable funding so they can scale nationally - it’s like an ingenious VC but for projects and initiatives focused on turning our education system upside down.[/p][p]Please show your support by clicking on the donate button now.[/p][p]Thanks for your time and thanks for your support.[/p]
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Congrats Lissa!!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid




Virgin Management

On behalf of VML, congratulations on living out the family values and doing something for a good cause, keep up the good work!




What an amazing achievement! To have been brave enough to to sign up in the first place and then to smash it- Awesome! Well done!! and a great organisation to support! Elena

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid


John V

A little late but good luck!!



Button & Banjo

Yippppppeeeeeee... enjoy xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


The Mitchells

Awesome, awesome, awesome Liss! Hope the first day of kayaking went ok!! Nearly there. Chapeau! xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



I’m so proud of you sis. You are so brave to do this and so disaplined to do all the training. I hope it is going well and you have some time to enjoy it. Well done your a star

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Go Lissa! What an Adventure! Hope you enjoy it!