LOCAL climbing charity, Climb LBG, is now equipped to continue teaching valuable skills to young Islanders following a recent donation from Condor.
The Condor Community Fund has provided Climb with monies to purchase 15 pairs of rock climbing shoes for use by youngsters in the charity aged 12 to 17 and enhance their outdoor climbing experience.
Chris Harvey, director of Climb, was really pleased with the new equipment.
“We have been running indoor courses and training young people referred to us through social services, CAMHS and the Youth Commission for some time.”
“The shoes enable us to progress the young people to outdoor climbing, with the additional benefits that this brings and in particular to those who would not otherwise be able access it due to financial, physical or aspirational barriers. Without the generous support of Condor we would not have had the advantage of this specialist equipment for our first outdoor programmes this summer.”
Condor’s Community Fund was originally established in 2019 and supports Islanders who give up their time to develop community activities. The Fund sees numerous applications from across the Islands with a focus on sustainability, local benefit and enjoyment for others.
Greg Yeoman, Condor’s Commercial Director, commented, “The applications received through the Fund really show there is some fabulous work being done to support those in our community. We are delighted to support Chris and his team and hope this inspires other young Islanders with a head for heights to participate.”
Climb LBG is Guernsey’s first and only specialist rock climbing provider and runs programmes for all age groups on both a charitable and commercial basis. It is a quality assured partner of Bailiwick Social Prescribing and aims to share climbing so that everyone can benefit from the positive impact it can have on physical, social and emotional well-being.