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Elonex CTO to Tackle the Alpine Strive Challenge

July 13, 2019

This September Darren Smith, CTO at Elonex, will be taking on the Virgin Alpine Strive Challenge to help raise over £750,000 for Big Change, an amazing charity reimagining education so that all young people in the UK are set up to thrive in life, and he really needs your support please.
The challenge requires Darren, as part of a team of 30 individuals, to journey from Lake Passy in France to the summit of Mont Fort in Switzerland, entirely under human power.
So that means our CTO will be swimming, cycling, hiking and climbing his way through the Alps from 8th-15th September and bidding to conquer Mont Fort, which stands at an incredible 11,000ft!

Darren’s fundraising commitment, along with the £10k he’s paid to take part, is to raise £25k for Big Change.
Please support Darren here
Big Change funds pioneering projects that create positive change for young people in the UK, and allows them tothrive in a world of constant change.
And the charity in extremely close to Darren’s heart. Darren says:

“Whatever our backgrounds we all deserve the best start in life, and having 2 girls of my own I know I would do anything to make their lives better for the future.

“Also, I’m all too aware of facing added difficulties when trying to make your own way in life, having lived with dyslexia throughout all of mine. Dyslexia was tough at a young age and maybe something I tried to hide, but it’s now something I talk about with pride and hope my achievements might inspire others with the same condition, give them strength and help them understand that just because we might think differently to others, we are all the same and deserve the same opportunities.

“Big Change really does provide opportunities directly to young people so they can build a future, so please support my Alpine Strive Challenge by donating via the link below.”

Click here to donate