Queens Award Presentation at Open Day
For the last 25 years BF Adventure has been helping disadvantaged and disabled young people from some of the most deprived communities within Cornwall through outdoor activities. Each year BF Adventure work with over 3,000 individuals supporting, challenging, developing and inspiring them to believe in themselves, gain accreditations and move onto brighter futures. BF Adventure is delighted with its recent recognition of being awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. The Charity is supported by 92 volunteers that are highly varied, ages range from 15/16 years of age through to retirement. Volunteer engagement lasts from a few weeks to 10 years, regular commitment and the support provided ranges from maintenance projects and Administration Support to direct support roles working with some of the Charities most demanding beneficiaries.
BF Adventure exists to meet the need of severely disadvantaged young people and adults from within Cornwall resulting in rural isolation, unemployment, family breakdown, bereavement, domestic violence, drug and substance misuse, poverty and mental health issues. The organisation has a highly skilled team that support, advise and develop using a unique 60 acre outdoor activity centre and classroom base as the tool to engage and deliver accreditations. Volunteers play a vital role in support and mentoring and have a dedicated manager for regular reviews, support and guidance and are encouraged to develop their skills.
BF Adventure has changed lives. The range and variety of people they support is most impressive, from over 2,000 school children attending activity and development programmes, to long term interventions for over 300 severely disadvantaged children. They also offer over 120 respite breaks for disabled children, support care-leavers and run a programme for bereaved Military families. Clients attending BF Adventure have found they possess skills and knowledge they never dreamt of which has given many thousands of people new confidence and hope.
On 15th August 2015 Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho will be doing an official presentation of the Queens Award for voluntary Services at the Charities Open Day. This will be a fantastic event for friends and families to enjoy adventures, challenges and most importantly fun at BF Adventure HQ! You can design your own day of adventures and enjoy a day to remember with friends and family. The site will be open for 24 hours so you can book a night in the unspoiled residential area, enjoy sleeping under the stars and listening to the owls by night. A special night walk will be arranged and there will be story telling around the fire pit.
The aim of the open day is to raise funds for the vital refurbishment of the inclusive and accessible Adventure Challenge Quarry and onsite Residential facilities. The Adventure Quarry was built in 2008 and was officially opened by Ed Coode on 10th July. Since the opening of the Adventure Quarry there have only been running repairs except for the addition of the Accessible Abseil Ramp in 2012. To book your adventure, activities, overnight stay or just come and soak up the atmosphere in a beautiful part of Cornwall click here