First Blantyre Bus depot team up for charity challenge with Action for Children
Six staff members of First Bus Blantyre depot along with two support workers from Action for Children will be setting out to summit Ben Nevis, on Sunday 20th May 2018.
Along with them, will be two young gentlemen from Action for Children’s Moving On Project.
David (18) and Michael (16) were both involved within the criminal justice system at an early age and have, thanks in part to Action for Children’s ‘Moving On’ service, who have said enough is enough and are challenging themselves to a brighter and better future.
Staff from the project start work with offenders prior to their release date and support them in all aspects of navigating their way through the minefield of settling back in to normal life. The project is voluntary for the young people and is ultimately aimed at ensuring they do not re-offend. With an 80% success rate it would seem they are doing something right.
First Group Plc chose Action for Children as their Charity Partner of Choice for the next three years with the aim of both raising funds and awareness of what this charity's work consists of. Part of the promise on fundraising involves staff activities and these six employees from First Bus Blantyre have chosen to climb Ben Nevis.
Joe Bryers, service co-ordinator at Moving On, said: “We’re really grateful for First Bus for involving young men from our Moving On project in this weekend’s walk. Both David and Michael are looking forward to what will be a great experience for them.”
Bus driver and experienced mountaineer, Ritchie Nash (event organiser) will be leading the staff team and says, “What better place to look forward than from the top of Britain’s most iconic mountain.”
You can follow the groups progress and show your support with a donation via their website: www.firstmountainmen.co.uk