Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
The 2019 Taylor Wimpey Challenge saw more than 400 of our employees scale the Brecon Beacons, on foot and on bike, in aid of the Youth Adventure Trust and local charities from around the UK. A total of 69 teams took part in the annual event, which took place between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th May, and raised over £200,000 for charity.
Challengers tackled a range of hiking and biking routes including the Taylor Wimpey Titan challenge, a 112km hike and bike ride for the most hardy participants.
This is the sixth year in a row that we have supported the Youth Adventure Trust, a charity which uses outdoor adventure to inspire vulnerable young people aged 11 to 16. Participants in this year’s challenge could choose to donate all of their funds to the Youth Adventure Trust or to give a proportion to a local charity of their choice.
Mark Davey, CEO at the Youth Adventure Trust, said: “The support we have received from Taylor Wimpey in recent years has been absolutely fantastic. This year we are increasing the number of places available on our outdoor adventure programme and that is in no small part thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts by Taylor Wimpey employees. We’re extremely grateful for the ongoing support; it really does help us to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people.”