On Saturday the 6th of July, James, Jay, Richard, John, Ravi, Liam and Katarina all represented Growth Capital Partners and took part in our very first Impetus triathlon.
We managed to get second place in the individual sprint event and 7th and 15th in the Olympic distance relay event. More importantly, as a team, we managed to raise £10,252, which has been matched by Growth Capital Partners, raising over £20,000.
Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, work and life. They find, fund and build the most promising charities working with these young people, providing core funding and working shoulder-to-shoulder with their leaders to help them become stronger organisations. In partnership with other funders Impetus help their charities expand, and influence policy and decision-makers so that all young people get the support they need.
James Blake, Managing Partner of Growth Capital Partners, commented:
” We are delighted to be involved with Impetus and supporting them in their ambition to address the imbalance in society for disadvantaged young people. Taking part in the triathlon was great fun and enabled us to get real value from a team building perspective while also raising money for a great cause. We will definitely be back next year! ”
Maria Neophytou, Director of Public Affairs of Impetus, commented:
” We are so grateful to the GCP team. Despite this being their first time taking part in our triathlon, they rallied a strong team to participate and raised an impressive £20,000 to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds across the UK. With their backing, and from others in the sector, we are getting more of the right support to these young people to transform their lives. “