Student Adventures was forged in the fires of University way back in the mists of time when two guys decided that they needed a challenge and settled on climbing Kilimanjaro. With a fundraising target of £23,000 for a small children's charity they set about training and fundraising with gusto.
To enable them to reach their target they developed and delivered the inaugural 5 Peaks Challenge at Loughborough University, which saw them and 56 of their fellow students take to the hills in the UK for an amazing few days. After reaching the summits of the mountains it was decided that they would carry on doing 5 Peaks and offering it to students to take part in an incredible adventure for charity. Eight years on 5 Peaks is still running and has seen well over 500 students take part in this adventure.
Having grown up just a little leaving University and entering into the world of grown ups, the team started gaining experience in the charity sector and international development. After a few years the wanderlust to set up and do more challenges soon came back. The company was borne, GB Charity Events, in 2007.
After a few years the team at GB Charity Events realised that students were some of the most vibrant, can do and open minded people around. From our experience students clearly loved the challenge of the hills, open road and foreign countries. However costs and high fundraising targets were always a bar for many students to be able to experience the Adventure, until now...
Student Adventures was created and our Adventures have been tailor made for students ensuring the challenge is there but the costs and sponsorship targets are much more affordable and achievable. Having never lost their sense of adventure these two guys are back doing what they love most - challenging students to take on the adventure. Student Adventures, for those who dare!