Renaissance Foundation inspires young people facing various serious challenges to fulfil their unique potential. We focus exclusively on three hard-to-reach groups that are young carers, young patients suffering from life-long/life-limiting illnesses and transitioning from children's care to adult care, and young pupils from deprived backgrounds (‘school pupils at risk’), all referred to us by well-respected authorities when they are 13-16 years old. Whilst each group is dealing with certain specific issues, research has proven that these three groups suffer from significant educational, social and emotional challenges such as lower academic attainment, high unemployment rates, isolation, self-destructive behaviour and lack of self-esteem.
In order to support the vital work of Renaissance Foundation, Octagon's Charity of the Year, some of the team are taking on the extreme challenge of the Tough Mudder on 29th September 2018. We would greatly appreciate any support and donations.