- October 21, 2021
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Association News
Last week, Vango’s friends The Outward Bound Trust celebrated the 80th anniversary of their first expedition. In 1941, they lead their first outdoor course which aimed to teach young men confidence, tenacity and perseverance during the period of World War Two. By 1951 they led their first all woman’s Outward Bound course at Eskdale, on the west of Cumbria.
Today, Outward Bound continues to facilitate outdoor experiences for children, and young people to help them face any challenges with confidence and resilience. To help The Outward Bound with their mission we have donated 170 pairs of outdoor footwear.
Martin Davidson, Director of Scotland & Innovation for The Outward Bound Trust had this to say… “I am delighted that Vango are initiating their support of The Outward Bound Trust with a generous donation of 170 pairs of outdoor footwear.? Adventure is at the heart of every Outward Bound course, and no more so, than through the overnight expedition nearly every participant completes.? The donation will help ensure that all course participants, regardless of their background, can be fully equipped for a true wilderness experience in the Highlands of Scotland.? Ensuring equity of access to the benefits of Outward Bound is core to our values, and it is through the amazing support of corporate partners like Vango that make this possible.”
We are delighted to support The Outward Bound Trust in making the outdoors more accessible and inclusive to young people who may otherwise not have had the chance to.