Three of the nation’s biggest housebuilders Linden Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Redrow Homes have committed a combined £90,000 in sponsorship to the Housebuilder Mountain Marathon, taking place in September 2019.
With each of the housebuilders contributing £30,000 in sponsorship, the money raised will go towards the funding of the Youth Adventure Trust, which provides adventure camps and day activities for vulnerable 11 to 14-year olds.
The Mountain Marathon is a two-day event covering some of the UK’s most difficult terrain across the Lake District. As well as providing sponsorship for the marathon, volunteers from the three housebuilders will be entering the race, working in teams to battle across unfamiliar environments, reflecting the work and mission of the Youth Adventure Trust.
For 27 years the Youth Adventure Trust has hosted adventure camps for children selected by schools and social workers, aiming to inspire personal confidence and improve teamwork. Over the course of its history, the Trust has helped over 3800 vulnerable young people realise their potential. Looking to the future, the Youth Adventure Trust is aiming to double the number of children it works with by 2022.
Linden Homes CEO, Andrew Hammond, said: “It’s fantastic to be joined by our colleagues from across the industry to continue our support for the Youth Adventure Trust in 2019, through our sponsorship of the Housebuilder Mountain Marathon. We share the same passion for developing skills in young people and helping them realise their potential.
Karen Jones, HR Director at Redrow commented: “Our employees who participated last year spoke so highly, we were keen to get more involved. We are passionate about inspiring the next generation and supporting charities, therefore, sponsoring this fantastic event made perfect sense.”
Pete Redfern, CEO of Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this event, for the second year running. Whilst the event is a challenge, it is also good fun and a great way to bring the housebuilding industry together, whilst raising money for the Youth Adventure Trust, one of Taylor Wimpey’s five national charities.”