Mace donates 5,000 to outdoor-education charity

31 July 2015

The Mace Foundation has supported outdoor-education organisation Outward Bound with a donation of £5,000. The funds will be used to help 60 disadvantaged young people in Birmingham and Manchester ‘unlock their potential’.

Outward Bound Trust
The Outward Bound Trust is a non-profit organisation founded in 1941 as a school for merchant seamen. After the Second World War, the charity developed an educational programme that promotes the principles of independence and self-awareness through outdoor learning experiences. Through donations, the Trust runs “adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life.” The aim is to help the participants become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.

Since the start of the programme, over a million people have taken part in Outward Bound courses. In 2014 alone, 25,802 young people in the UK were involved in the programme, either through apprentice, graduate or team development programmes, or via their schools or colleges.

The Mace Foundation supports Outward Bound

The Mace Foundation, launched in 2012 by consulting firm Mace as a charitable company to support disadvantaged people and communities, has recently announced to donate £5,000 to the Outward Bound Trust. The donation will be used to help 60 disadvantaged young people between the ages of 11-18 to experience an outdoor learning programme.

“We know that an Outward Bound personal development course will help these young people to build the confidence, grit, resilience and self-belief that they will need for future success and are thrilled to be able to support such a valuable programme,” explains, Michael Hanson, CEO of Mace Foundation.


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Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

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SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

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