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2016 has been a busy and successful year for us. We now work actively with almost 50 schools, with more joining the scheme all the time. We gave over 40 awards, involving around 130 students from state schools across London.

A real strength of the charity is the range of projects that we fund – so long as they involve personal challenge. Projects in 2016 included; trekking and star gazing on Dartmoor, writing a booklet about Epilepsy, cycling as far as Paris and Belgium, writing and recording songs and releasing a balloon with recording equipment into near space. For more details, take a look at our home page and newsletter.

We also gave an Australian Outback Award, which allows the winner to experience life as a jackaroo. You can read all about Theo’s experience here, in an article written by a local journalist.

Finally, we were thrilled this year to be able to hold a fundraising event at the Charing Cross Theatre with stars such as Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow, Penelope Walton, Caroline Sheen and Imogen Stubbs giving their time to the Foundation.

Award winner Eytan Merkier has made a fabulous short film for us about creating the Evison wind turbine in his back garden. Watch it here.

Take a look at these photographs from our Christmas party at Benugo. It was great to see so many award winners there and we very much hope that you enjoyed meeting each other.

Watch “Chomping at the Bit”, a short film created by  three of our award winners documenting their expedition across Mongolia on horseback.

Young Ambassadors Committee

We are currently in the process of setting up a brand new initiative: the Young Ambassadors Committee.

This committee will have a vital frontline role in networking, providing direct feedback to the Trustees and fundraising and mentoring.

If you would like to become part of this committee please contact us


For a summary of recent developments at the Foundation see our latest newsletter.

Focus-group report

In 2014 we completed the first evaluation of our work by inviting a focus-group of past award winners to share their experiences. See the full audit.

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