We recently partnered with our neighbour on Hornbeam Park, aiming to attract new volunteers, in particular those in their mid to late teens, to join its existing team of helpers.
It was an opportunity for people to meet some of our customers, see how they approach barriers that face them in life – like walls – and get to use the climbing wall free of charge!
It was a way to attract new volunteers, specifically young people, and in particular to introduce them to our buddying scheme, “Own Goals.
This initiative is helping customers achieve their own goals, which can be anything from going to the pub with friends to paragliding. It can often create a genuine friendship between volunteers and customers.
We would like to thank Harrogate Climbing Centre for partnering with us. The staff were fantastic and they helped some of our customers to really reach new heights. Our customers had a fabulous time and the great news we have at least one new volunteer from it!