Transition Extreme launches £20,000 Crowdfunder campaign

The climbing wall at Transition Extreme

Aberdeen social enterprise and youth charity, Transition Extreme, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help disadvantaged youngsters in the city improve their lives by participating in extreme sports.

Reaching a target of £20,000 will enable the youth charity to fund 50 young people to engage fully with their new sport, relieving them of the pressure of finding financial resources. 25 climbers and 25 skateboarders will benefit from all the necessary equipment they need to practice their chosen activity, as well as professional tuition and an annual membership to the extreme sports centre.

As a modern social enterprise and youth charity, Transition uses extreme sports and their cultures to attract and engage the local youth population. In addition the charity has used the facilities to deliver sport-based youth work to thousands of young people across the North East, successfully assisting them to make positive life transitions, harness their energy and reach their potential.

HRH Prince Harry recently visited the centre in a bid to highlight the fundamental importance of centres such as Transition Extreme, in ensuring a safe and exciting environment for vulnerable young people to make positive transitions into adulthood.

Grahame Patterson, CEO of Transition Extreme said: “The team and I were delighted with the recognition Transition Extreme recently received from the Royal visit. The Lord Provost and leading Council Members and officials joined Prince Harry in acknowledging what a fantastic asset the centre is to the city and wider region.

“As an accredited regional centre of excellence the charity has achieved a remarkable amount in not only building such a fantastic facility, but also in boosting involvement in extreme sports for people of all ages and abilities. The centre delivers significant value to the area in terms of quality of life, leisure, tourism, health and wellbeing and is a leading developer of talent.

At Transition Extreme we understand the power of sport and how crucial it can be in the development of young people. We provide a safe and dynamic area for all to play, develop and achieve.”

With the announcement that rock climbing will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Transition Extreme is looking to further support access into its sports and create pathways for young people from an early stage.

To be involved go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/playdevelopachieve