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Vaillant's support helps young people access the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where they are gaining essential skills and attributes for work and life

Thanks to the kind support of Vaillant, Torus Foundation is able to help more young people through the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) at their FireFit Youth and Community Hub facility.

DofE offers young people a life changing experience, the opportunity to discover new interests and talents and is a mark of achievement respected by employers.

The programme allows young people to overcome any personal challenges and develop resilience, focus and motivation. Sessions help participants to build new skills, engage with others, try new activities and volunteer, while building confidence and a sense of achievement.

The financial commitment required by young people and their families to participate in DofE has been a barrier for many of our members at FireFit. With the support of Vaillant, Torus Foundation is able to remove the financial barrier and support young people onto the programme.

The £6,882 kindly donated by Vaillant has funded expedition equipment, sleeping bags, roll mats, rucksacks, tents, cookers, waterproofs, compasses and GPS tracking equipment. The project is in the early stages and we are excited to see the full impact for each young person as they complete their Bronze Award over the coming year.

“It's amazing to see the young people develop and enjoy the various activities. We can really see as a company, where the money is going.” Jonathan Nisbet, Regional Business Manager at Vaillant

“It’s a really great opportunity to do the Duke of Edinburgh. especially with FireFit. I’m learning to do things by myself.” Young member at FireFit

If, like Vaillant, your organisation would like to help enhance the support from Torus Foundation to communities across the North West, please get in touch by emailing or call 0300 123 5809 (option 2) and ask to speak to Fundraising.

Head back to the main Support Us page or click on the link if you would like to find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award being delivered with our team at FireFit Youth and Community Hub.

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