Bagga Tor to Baggator – 6 Marathons In Two Days
Friends of Baggator Youth Project in Easton will be covering more than 150miles on foot and bike over two days on a fundraising challenge from Bagga Tor in Dartmoor to Bristol on the weekend of 11th and 12th July.
Baggator at The Pickle Factory is a charity that works with young people of all backgrounds in Easton and surrounding areas. Over the years since it started the project has developed a programme that includes regular activities such as rural outdoors activities, foreign exchange trips and bike maintenance workshops. Recently they have begun a new project to open a café that will serve locally sourced and produced food to the young users as well as providing in-house catering training.
The challenge has been set up with a target to raise £5000 to deliver outdoors activities for inner-city children in the coming year. It will also support the expanding and exciting plans that the new board of trustees have been drawing up with regular users and members of the community. Heritage VW Bristol are among the corporate sponsors and will be providing two vans for kit and emergency transport. Matter Wholefoods in Greenbank will providing the group with much needed sustenance!
Interim chair of the board Alastair Myers (who will be taking part) said: “This is a really exciting and, if I’m honest, terrifying challenge. We will be visiting the highest peaks on Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Mendips along the way. I’m expecting that we will have a great deal of support and sponsorship. I’m also expecting that we will arrive home with very sore feet and bums! Baggator is a fantastic asset to the community that has worked with and supported children of Bristol for many years now and to be able to help it develop and grow in this way is both important and humbling”
The challenge will take place from Sat 11th to Sun 12th July 2015. To sponsor the group or to find out more information please contact us
Baggator Young People’s Project works in some of the most socially disadvantaged areas of Bristol to provide programmes of informal education, skills training and leisure activities for young people up to 19 years of age.
Baggator has worked in the local community for the past 12 years to meet concerns expressed by parents and young people for the provision of a friendly and safe out of school environment for young people. We attract a representative cross section of the diverse cultural mix in the locality. We also collaborate with local youth groups, schools, employers and other agencies. Baggator offers a range of innovative programmes for young people in the local area. These activities encompass Health, Arts, Sports, Bicycle Maintenance, ICT, Cultural Exchanges (Leipzig, Germany 2010 & 2011) Camps & Residential visits (Exmoor 2010 & Southern Ireland 2011) and Heritage projects.
Baggator in Action
The Pickle Factory
Baggator’s home, The Pickle Factory on All Hallow’s Road, Easton, offers a great venue for parties, meetings,workshops, music events and much more! Facilities available for hire at competitive rates include a kitchen and Cafe area, function hall with stage and PA system and a cinema room with professional projector and screen.