The Helen Bamber Foundation supports survivors of extreme human cruelty such as torture, human trafficking and domestic abuse.
There are many physical and psychological benefits to outdoor adventures. However, for the people we work with there are lots of barriers to getting out into nature such as lack of finances, gear, knowledge and confidence.
This campaign will support a group of survivors to take part in monthly training walks over the course of 2019, gradually leading up to the big challenge of climbing the three highest peaks in the UK during the summer. This group promises to have a huge impact on these women's lives, increasing confidence, developing leadership and outdoor skills, and reducing loneliness and isolation.
Donations will contribute towards purchasing appropriate outdoors gear for the women (walking boots, rucksacks, waterproofs, water bottles etc.) as well as the necessary transport and accommodation for the practice walks and final challenge.
£10 will cover the travel of one woman to come on a training hike
£20 will pay for warm drinks for all the women after a training hike
£50 will pay for one pair of hiking boots
£100 - will pay for accommodation for two women before they climb Ben Nevis
£150 - will kit out one woman with all the gear she needs to climb the three mountains
We look forward to updating you with the women's progress over the course of the year!