27.06.2016 - Corby residents climb high thanks to Mick George Ltd
Almost a year after setting out to raise funds to install a new Climbing Centre Facility in Corby, iDID Adventure CIC have generated the £200,000 required to complete the development. Having spent long periods with 60% of the money secure, Mick George Limited has completed the jigsaw by providing the final £35,000 investment.
The new bouldering centre in Corby will be home to 6,000 soft. of climbing walls, open to the public and catering for beginners and advanced climbers alike. As well as a leisure amenity for all ages and abilities, any profits raised will be reinvested to social programmes in the wider population, through grassroots paraclimbing, deaf climbing, and support community events.
Suzi Rees, at iDID Adventure CIC said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received support from Mick George Ltd. The grant will enable us to provide a sustainable means of providing adventure programmes, which improve well-being amongst marginalised individuals in the area, whilst giving the public an exciting new climbing facility. We can't wait to get started”.
For the past 3 years, iDID has supported hundreds of young people affected by deafness, disability, and mental health issues, into climbing. The team are passionate about the health and social benefits of climbing and channel that into programmes designed to engage people positively in life.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd ‘’From the outset it was clear to see what this project meant to the local community. Despite falling short of the financial target, to receive in excess of 9,000 views and such generous financial backing from the crowdfunding platform is a splendid effort.’’
Stump continued: ‘’Mick George Ltd is extremely happy to be involved and be able to give something back to the local residents. Hopefully before long, the facility will be active, bringing lots of fun and smiles to the youngsters.’’
Mick George Ltd donates up to £500,000 to community projects within the vicinity of its operational sites in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. The business is now welcoming applications for the funding round that finishes September 2016.