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Swindon & Wiltshire charity celebrates 30th anniversary with dinner and tales of adventure … in a bath tub!

Swindon and Wiltshire based charity, the Youth Adventure Trust, are kicking off their 30th anniversary celebrations on Friday 25th November with their inaugural Adventure Dinner.  The evening promises to be ‘no ordinary charity dinner’, bringing the outdoors indoors to both highlight the importance of the Trust’s work and inspire guests to find their own adventurous side with an after-dinner talk by Tim Fitzhigham, the first and only person to row the English Channel in a bathtub.

Tim is a record-breaking adventurer – and a friend of the Youth Adventure Trust. He brings humour, humility and a true sense of adventure to the evening.  

Mark Davey, CEO of the Youth Adventure Trust, says:  “Tim’s tales of crossing the English Channel in a bathtub are the epitome of everything the charity stands for – resilience, facing adversity, stepping out of your comfort zone and realising that you can achieve more than you think you can. I’m continuously inspired by the young people we work with and am looking forward to celebrating their achievements over the past 30 years with the businesses from the Thames Valley network who will be joining us at the Adventure Dinner. “

As well as hearing from Tim, guests will also hear a first-hand account about the charity’s work from a young person who has recently completed the Mentoring Scheme.

The event will live up to the charity’s adventurous name, designed to showcase how outdoor adventure combined with one-to-one support has been life-changing for almost 2,000 vulnerable young people from Swindon and Wiltshire over the past 30 years. In that time, the Youth Adventure Trust has facilitated over 428,000 hours of participation in outdoor activities – the equivalent of 39 hours every day for 30 years.  Young people in the Thames Valley communities need these invaluable opportunities to get outside, build resilience, develop confidence and ‘be children’ more than ever before. 

“My ongoing aim is that I carry on doing adventurous stuff and always believe that I can do it.   A memory that I’m taking away with me is that I’ve met new people and done stuff I’ve never done before and now believe in myself.”  Becky, current Youth Adventure Programme participant.

Tables of 10 cost £700 or individual tickets can be purchased at £75 each. There are also a limited number of sponsorship opportunities still available for companies in the Thames Valley Region.  For further information or to book tickets please visit or contact Natalie Levin on or call 07944 666412

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