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The Hedley May Challenge 2.0

Walking 220 miles for the Fairbridge Programme for The Prince's Trust because they inspire young people. Donations are matched!

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The Prince's Trust

We support vulnerable young people to transform their lives

Charity Registration No. 1079675

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The original Hedley May Challenge raised over £105,000 for
The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme, by walking 270 miles from our City offices at Sun Court to Louis XIV’s ‘Sun Court’ in Versailles.

On the 20th September 2019 we will embark on the 3rd leg of The Hedley May Challenge 2.0, trudging from March in Cambridgeshire to Boston in Lincolnshire, which is part of a five-year 220 mile trek from London to the great city of York, in celebration of our first US office in, you guessed it, New York!

 Last year, we completed 45 miles on a very wet, wind-swept and worn out 2nd leg which kicked off at Royston station, passing west of Cambridge to St Ives.  As you can see from our photos, we kept our spirits up despite the rain and wind as we crossed the Fenland and finally arrived at our destination of March.

So far, The Hedley May Challenge 2.0 has raised over £32,000 out of our very ambitious target of £120,000 for The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme.  This year – as a mark of our dedication to raise even more – we are giving you the opportunity to nominate us in a forfeit or to receive a thank you of your choice from the team for your generous sponsorship.

For every individual donation of over £120 our team will take part in a forfeit of your choice from the below – just mention it in your post on our Just Giving page!

  • Sing (out of tune, of course) for an entire song whilst walking
  • Walk three miles in an item of fancy dress
  • Walk a mile handcuffed to a colleague (loo stops not required!)

If your donation reaches the generous level of £300 we would offer one-on-one interview training for you or a member of your family. If your donation reaches the extremely generous level of £600 we would love to spend an afternoon with your team or a school of your choice providing interview skills, career or training.

As before, we will be incredibly grateful for your support and Hedley May WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION YOU MAKE!

The Fairbridge Programme supports young people aged 16 – 25 with challenges such as growing up in care, mental health problems and or homelessness take their first steps back into education, employment or training.  These are often life-changing opportunities that aim to build the personal, social and economic skills needed to stabilise their lives and fulfil their potential.

“Fairbridge gave me back my life, but a much better life than I ever thought I would have had before. It gave me the opportunity to be me… I am now full of self-confidence and am studying to pursue a worthwhile

career that I know I will love.” Your donation makes a real difference to support disengaged young people across the UK, inspiring them to change their lives for the better.  For more information visit:

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/unlock-your-potential 

To donate simply click on the DONATE button above

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hedley-may 

Thank you!

The Hedley May Team

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