This was written for Endeavour and printed in the local paper. It also works as Evergreen content for stakeholders and partners.
Endeavour is a growing charity that works hands-on with some of Britain’s most disadvantaged, disaffected and forgotten young people. The education centre is located in Burngreave, Sheffield.
Endeavour was set up in 1955, by John Hunt and Dick Allcock OBE, who believed in getting young people outdoors away from the daily drudgery of urban homes. They recognised that the outdoor environment is a powerful tool for working with young people. Essentially, they felt that when you get young people out of their comfort zone you can start working on them and encourage them to experience new things.
Hunt is perhaps
best known for being the leader of the successful 1953 British Expedition to
Mount Everest. Crucially, he did not
summit himself and showed his leadership skills by recognising the strengths of
others. On returning home, Hunt felt
that he had been fortunate to get so many incredible opportunities and decided
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