One of our biggest fundraising events in 2023 was our sponsored charity walk which took place on 5th August! We hosted a 7.3 mile Charity Walk in central London with over 50 walkers attending despite the horrible thunderstorms that day!
The main reasoning for this fundraiser was to support the maintenance of the Skills Development Centre, which opened in 2015 to give students and young adults the opportunity to study basic IT, English, music and dance to boost their careers. Since 2015, more than 500 students have enrolled. Due to unprecedented rises in electricity costs, running the building has become increasingly difficult. Our aim was to raised money to invest in solar power project to help the centre’s aim to become self-sufficient whilst also aiding with the environment. We were aiming to raise £10,000 over the course of 2023 to fund the purchase and installation of solar panels to the Skills Development Centre but thanks to our expert hikers, we were able to raise a whopping £10,048.06 in just one event and therefore fully fund this project.