In September 2014 I was lucky to be involved with the Strive Challenge raising money for Big Change, a charity Founded by a group of friends in 2012, It was created to think differently about the role that charity can play in driving change for young people in the UK.

The founders of Big Change (Holly and Sam Branson, Princess Beatrice of York, Sam Richardson, Phil Nevin, and Isabella Branson) wanted to do more that just treat symptoms, they wanted to positively move things forward. To that end, they back solutions that demonstrate alternative ways of supporting young people- helping them to thrive in life, not just in exams.

This year the strive crew are at it again, hiking, running, riding and swimming their way from northern Italy to the summit of Mount Etna in sicily. My son and me will be joining them for the last three days to  complete the following :

3.3KM SWIM, 110KM BIKE, 21KM RUN/HIKE , details are on their website,

Unlike alot of charity events, none of the money raised is used to pay for set up costs, these are all paid by the competitors, so 100% of the money raised goes directly to the charity.

Thats where you come in. If you go to the strive challenge website above, you can follow the link by my photo to the just giving page and make a donation.

Wish us luck and come back here after september for an update and photos.

Thanks for your support,

Steven Morton