The news is full of the tragic earthquake in Italy and my thoughts are with those who lost their lives and also the emergency services who are working hard to recover survivors. I love Italy , fine people and though I have only visited a few times it is a place I must go back to. It is a sad reminder that despite technology nature rules no matter what. We are lucky that in the UK we do not have Earthquakes of these dimensions. When you see the destruction that is caused and that a few may survive even after several days burial it is amazing how tough we humans are at times?
Today I am off to Glenmore in the Cairngorms to look at the facilities at Badaguish where I hope to spend a week in October with Outfit Moray a local charity that I am the Patron off. I am taking an old work Colleague Bernie Foran who is a Chef and trying to get him to volunteer to cook for the week for us! After the look round we hope to go for a wander in the Cairngorms? You do not have to have Outdoor Skills to help others as many other skills are relevant.
Changing Lives Through Learning and Adventure Outdoors
Outfit Moray is an award-winning charity and social enterprise delivering outdoor learning, adventure and nature exploration programmes which transform lives.
Founded in 2003, we have worked with over 14,000 children and young people; building confidence, self-esteem and resilience, providing positive role models and encouraging the acquisition of life skills and new experiences through challenge and positive risk taking.
We are a visionary, ambitious and passionate organisation committed to making a difference to the lives of others and particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our unique approach to learning, education, training and development applies to all that we do, whether working one-to-one with children referred to us, running holiday and respite weeks for vulnerable children, outdoor learning and adventure programmes with schools, or activity sessions to improve health and well-being in adults.
We take a holistic approach to our work; founded on the principles of charity, care and compassion, building trust, valuing courage, patience and integrity, developing social skills and team work, respect for human dignity and taking a selfless approach to the needs of others. It is our aim to encourage positive growth: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, to provide hope for a better future, to improve happiness, health and well-being and to create a sense of life purpose.
Outfit Moray provides a supportive structure for a number of charitable and socially enterprising projects to flourish in line with our Vision and Mission, and in particular Earthtime and Bike Revolution. We apply our core values to these projects and actively promote them as part of our work in caring for others and our planet.
Outfit Moray strives to be carbon neutral, to reduce waste and to encourage recycling and upcycling. We are signatories to Scotland’s Climate Change Pledge.