We are now a CIC (Not for profit) Organisation
Young Pathfinders was originally set up as a hobby to give children experiences that previous generations took for granted. Children nowadays do not get out and about as we did,as kids we would go out in the morning skipping lunch and coming back home once it got dark, playing, exploring and having mini adventures.
We have provided these activities for over 3000 children in 5 years and although we have lasted this long it has been a struggle along the way.
Towards the end of last year it was time to look at things differently, to restructure how the business would work to continue to provide the great service that we offer to not only the children but adults of the local communities as well.
Hence Pathfinder Adventures CIC was born.. Now over the next few weeks you will see our branding change to Pathfinders Adventures.
Our day to day operations will remain the same and this wont affect your membership or any of the activities, Birthday parties or events that you attend/ booked.
The Young Pathfinders program will continue with our clubs offering children great outdoor experiences and holiday clubs etc.
With the changes that are coming we will be able to apply for grants and do fundraising events to enable us to offer so much more, including free places to children from families on low incomes or on pupil premium at schools, clubs or home education.
Our aim is to be able to offer affordable/ subsidised experiences to those that would not necessarily be able to access these type of experiences. To include but not limited to low income families, special needs, charities, veteran organisations, schools and educational institutes including alternative schools, Home educated children.
As well as all this going on, we have had to move our woodland as well. As most of you will know the access to the woods has been deteriorating over time and is now at a point where our customers wont come down the long track. We had to make the difficult decision to move after all the hard work we had put into it over the last three years.
However , we have now moved over the last few weeks and the new site is looking to be even better. We look forward to welcoming you to our new site which is called Gun barrel Wood.
In the meantime any help and support that you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
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