We take pride in giving something back
Bit of a deep breath, here. Obviously, we take pride in giving something back, but not because we’re trying to make people think we’re worthy and impressive, but because we just think it’s the right thing to do.
So we’ve decided to run with the section to tell you a little more about the incredible work of the charities we support, and in hope that everyone who hears about that work will feel motivated to do their bit too.
WHO WE’RE SUPPORTING IN 2017, AND HOW?
Go Ape has chosen to focus on local charities in 2017.
Our 30 sites across the UK will be fundraising to help one of their local causes. Keep your eyes peeled here for more information on our Go Ape charities of the year.
In 2017, we will be pledging £40,000 once again. Look out for gorillas acting strangely somewhere near you!
What we did in 2016
In 2016 we donated over £103k in cash and gift vouchers to good causes.
A cheque for £58,473 was handed to Outward Bound Trust in 2016. In June 2016, a team of our tribe took part in the Three Peaks Yacht Race, a whopping 389 miles of sailing, 72 miles of running and 18 miles of cycling! After completing the race in just four days and 16 hours, they raised a total of £7151 for Outward Bound Trust..
Staff from Exeter to Aberdeen baked cakes and ran marathons knowing that, for every £200 raised, a disadvantaged youngster will get to experience an amazing, life-changing week in the outdoors.
Charitable Gift Vouchers
In 2017 we’re going to repeat last year’s pledge of giving away £35,000 worth of Go Ape gift vouchers that can be used in fundraising auctions, local charities and raffles.
Please have a quick read of our terms and conditions to check you will be considered, we don’t want to waste your time.
Only applications received via the online form will be considered, no postal or email applications will be accepted. Only applications for charity gift vouchers via the link above will be considered.
Go Ape gets thousands of requests every year – we can’t support everybody and the list below are those causes that we currently do not support.
Please check before applying:
- Go Ape Tree Top Junior adventures are aimed at Junior Tarzans from six years old so we have a policy of supporting only projects and charities that meet the needs of children from this age
- Go Ape does not support overseas charities
- Go Ape does not support individual fundraisers who are raising money to take part in organised overseas challenges and trips
- Go Ape does not support Animal Charities
- Go Ape prioritises local good causes in the communities near to our Go Ape location
So, if you feel your cause is actively encouraging people to live life adventurously and would like to apply, please submit a charity request.