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From Bishopthorpe Palace to Lambeth – The Trek 2019

From Bishopthorpe Palace to Lambeth – The Trek 2019

General • 8th July 2019

On Monday 9 September 2019, 10 York businessmen will begin a six-day trek from Bishopthorpe Palace in York to Lambeth Palace in London to fundraise for the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

Starting from Bishopthorpe Palace in York with the Archbishop of York sending the team off with prayers, Ian Walker, Matt Rylatt, Chris Ray, Mick Fox, Paul Morris, George Ray, Ian Ray, Josh Gladstone and Nick Blake will begin their half walk, half cycle down south. Dan Finn, CEO of the Youth Trust, will also be joining them for the trek.

The team is taking on this gruelling 255-mile challenge, including a 70-mile bike ride on one day alone, to raise funds and awareness of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

The Youth Trust is passionate about developing opportunities for young people to grow in leadership, faith and character, in partnership with schools, churches and communities. Through the Young Leaders Award, the Youth Trust have empowered over 83,000 young people from over 700 schools to learn and practice key leadership and character skills, to make a difference in the lives of the people around them.

Returning to York on Saturday 15 September, they hope to have raised over £10,000 for the Youth Trust’s work in empowering generations of young leaders to ‘be the change they want to see’ in their communities.

Stewart Graham, Director of Fundraising for the Youth Trust said:

“A sincere thank you to the team taking part in the Trek to fundraise for the Youth Trust. This team have been training and preparing for the trek for many months, it’s going to be a great achievement for them! Their backing is enabling us to empower even more young people to grow in leadership, faith and character, and transform society. We’re looking forward to following the journey as they go!”

If you would like to join the team for the first day of trek south from York (9 September) or the last day of trek into central London (15 September) please get in touch with the Youth Trust on info@abyyt.com.

To support the team on the trek, visit their fundraising page here: http://bit.ly/2JOegeO

About the Archbishop of York Youth Trust

To date the Youth Trust has enrolled over 700 Primary and Secondary schools to the YLA, empowering over 83,000 young people to learn and practice leadership skills and in turn, make a difference in other people’s lives, through acts of service and community volunteering.

For more information about the Awards, please visit abyyt.com or contact the Youth Trust 01904 231010 or email yla@abyyt.com.

For any media enquiries please contact Rosie Fraser on 07719 960119 or email rosie.fraser@abyyt.com.

 

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