On September 8th & 9th Septemberer, I, along with other intrepid and adventurous A.T. Kearney Londoners, will be taking on the epic Welsh 3000s challenge! We’ve decided to up the ante from last year’s National 3 Peaks and take on 15 peaks above 3,000ft in a 48 hour test of determination, endurance and sheep counting. We will go through more than 40km of hiking and scrambling and climb over 3,000m of vertical ascent.
I would not put myself through this pain if I did not believe in the cause. IntoUnversity is a local charity with a national reach, supporting young people from the poorest backgrounds in the UK to aspire and achieve their full potential - opening up a world of new life-possibilities including professional careers. IntoUniversity provides the relevant support to help young people develop the knowledge, soft skills, attainment levels and experience that they need to succeed in life, through a holistic programme of after-school Academic Support, one-to-one Mentoring and aspiration-raising university, soft-skill and careers-based programmes.
IntoUniversity operates 25 centres in 10 UK cities and towns, each of which works with approximately 1,000 students aged 7-18. Their current locations include: Brighton, Bristol, Clacton-on-Sea, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and Weston-super-Mare.
I want to raise at least £300 for IntoUniversity, to help them to support even more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds!