Our Mission

Our overall goal is to provide support for young people with special educational needs or difficult life circumstances through access to outdoor activities and respite breaks.

If you would like to read more about why we do what we do, we have our story on the About Thomas page.

As part of our on-going fundraising efforts, we are working towards our plan to build a lodge at White Hall in Buxton. This facility will enable young people like Thomas the opportunity to experience outdoor activities in a safe environment as well as respite breaks.

White Hall opened in 1951 and is one of the country’s leading outdoor education centres. It is frequently the go-to place for schools, groups and solo adventurers to discover new skills, have fun, complete accredited courses whilst being supervised by an experienced team.

Activities available on the grounds include:

Zip wires

Net climbing

High and low ropes

Mountain biking on a purpose-built single-track trail

Rock climbing on the indoor climbing wall

Orienteering

Camping

Problem solving/initiative activities

Activities outside of the centre’s grounds are:

Rock climbing

Kayaking

Canoeing

Abseiling

Rock scrambling

Orienteering

Caving

Hill walking

Mountain biking

Improvised rafting.

Due to the age of the main house, its design is unsuitable for many young people we are working to support. We plan to provide accommodation which has separate and accessible facilities, so that our young people can still benefit from an outdoor education experience whilst delivering a more suitable environment for their needs. It will also be made available for their families and carers too.

As we move closer to this goal, we will post updates so do keep an eye out for them on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

If you would like to contribute, why not help us fundraise or donate? You can also support us by purchasing items from our online store or charity shop.