Reach are proud and excited to be able to offer our members, aged between 16-21, this fantastic life changing opportunity of a youth development programme combining a sailing voyage and wilderness expedition between the UK and Iceland lasting 4 weeks.
This exciting opportunity is brought to you by the British Exploring Society (BES) and Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) who have joined together with a view to delivering one of the most ambitious youth development programmes in the world; a multi-year expedition programme for disabled and non-disabled young people across land and sea.
Dangoor Infinity Overview
The expedition will have two phases, a sailing voyage between the UK and Iceland and a remote expedition in Iceland.
The Expedition team will be split into two equal groups comprised of both disables and non-disabled young people.
Each group will undertake a 4 week expedition, spending two weeks on land in Iceland and two weeks at sea aboard the tall ship SV Tenacious. One group will sail out from the UK to Iceland whilst the other group will fly. 2 weeks in, the groups will swap over, with those who were trekking in Iceland sailing back to the UK and the other group beginning their trek in Iceland, before flying home.
Groups will be supported by a team of highly experienced and qualified adult leaders representing British Exploring Society and Jubilee Sailing Trust.
A diverse group of young people will find the experience challenging and transformational. They will learn more about themselves and give them a chance to make a real change to their life and through completing the programme return more energised, ambitious and with a more positive outlook on their community and the world around them.
The programme is accessible for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and young people with physical disabilities, long term health conditions and learning difficulties. The mixed-ability format of the groups will be to the benefit of all.
Costs for Dangoor Infinity programme have been hugely subsidised through funding and individual donations, including generous support from the Dangoor family through the Exilarch Foundation.
The cost to the individual is £900, this will be made up of a £200 deposit, followed by two stage payments to be completed by end of May 2019. There is advice on fundraising in the attached documents.
If you have any concerns regarding the £900 please DON’T let this discouraged you. Reach are very keen to make sure all our young members have an equal opportunity to take advantage of this fabulous experience.
We have our bursary scheme available and are happy to chat further to help in any way we can. So please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office on 0845 130 6225 or 020 3478 0100 from a mobile. Any other queries regarding the expedition must be through Dangoor on the numbers given below and on the attached information packs.
A place on Dangoor Infinity programme includes:
- A full programme of both land and sea activities
- Supported self-assessment and reflective activities throughout
- All food and accommodation throughout
- Transport between land and sea elements
- Supervision, leadership and guidance from a highly skilled team of expedition leaders and tall ship crew
- Comprehensive insurance cover
- All group equipment and personal sailing equipment
A full breakdown of what is and isn’t included is detailed in the Information Pack
Who Can Apply
To be eligible, you must be aged between 16 –21 at time of expedition departure (3rdAugust 2019).
We aim to recruit 64 young people both disabled and non-disabled.
It is not necessary to have any previous experience in wilderness expeditions or on tall ships. We will provide you with all the necessary training.
The most important thing we look for from our Explorers (participants) is enthusiasm, desire to learn and a willingness to be challenged.
You must be able to self-manage your own physical and emotional needs for the duration of the programme, with appropriate support from the expedition team. You must be self-mobile, able to walk for several hours a day and able to carry a rucksack of 15+kg.
You cannot be wheelchair users or have a severe or profound learning disability.
To successfully complete this programme, you must be willing to challenge yourself, both physically and mentally, and support fellow Explorers amongst a diverse, mixed ability expedition group.
How to Apply
If you would like to join the expedition you will need to complete an Expression of Interest online. Following this you will receive an email asking you to arrange a time for a phone conversation with our Explorer Recruitment Officer. This will be a short conversation to answer any questions you have about the expedition and to tell us a little bit more about yourself and why you would like to be an Explorer. If you need any particular support in order to partake in a phone conversation please let us know via your Expression of Interest form.
The Application Deadline is 31st March 2019.
As expedition spaces are limited we would encourage you to submit and complete your Expression of Interest as soon as possible.
If you have any questions before you can email us at email@example.com
or give the office a call on 0207 591 3141.