Adventure Appeal

In 2009, we set up the Adventure Appeal, a sponsorship scheme that enables children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend our Superweeks, joining the many children who enjoy and benefit from this experience every year. ATE seek funding from charitable bodies who recognise the value of these experiences for the children involved. We also receive donations from our staff and friends. Thanks to these generous funders, the Adventure Appeal has been able to offer places on Superweeks to almost 1,000 children since 2009.

How does the Adventure Appeal work?

Step 1: ATE secures funding

For each sponsored place we offer, we must raise over £400. Our funding comes from charitable bodies and local philanthropic groups and from generous individuals.

Step 2: Schools nominate children

We work with a number of partner schools to offer our sponsored places. Typically each school will be offered between 2 and 6 places. Schools are asked to nominate children who they feel will both benefit from a Superweek experience, and thrive in a residential camp setting.

Step 3: We ensure it's the right choice for the child

We work closely with teachers who know the child well to ensure that a summer camp is the right choice for the child, and to make sure we’ll be able to look after them really well whilst they are with us.

Step 4: ATE offers sponsored places

Nominated children will then be offered sponsorship which allows them to attend a Superweek for a small contribution of £35, with the rest of the cost being met by the Adventure Appeal fund.

Become a partner school

We work closely with schools to allocate our sponsored places. We look to build strong, long-term relationships with our partner schools in order to identify children who will gain the most from their Superweek place. We are always keen to hear from new schools who would like to be involved in the Adventure Appeal.

Support Us

We are incredibly grateful for all the donations we receive and every penny goes towards providing more children with incredible experiences, lasting memories and real childhood experiences. If you would like to make a donation, either a regular one or a one off sum, please complete the below form.

Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile

In the last 10 years, our supporters on Easyfundraising have raised over £3,000 when shopping online. There’s very little hassle, and absolutely no cost to you.

By signing up for Easyfundraising and using the donation reminder plugin for your browser, over 4,000 shops and sites donate to ATE every time you shop with them.

We’re also signed up for Amazon Smile. We love to support small businesses, but when you do shop through Amazon, you can raise money for ATE. Visit to sign up, and choose Active Training and Education as your chosen charity.

Something else

Do you have another idea to help support us? Maybe you’d like to set up a fundraising event, become a corporate partner, or volunteer some time. Whatever your idea, we would love to hear from you. Email us at