Now ‘having his head in the clouds‘ or ‘taking a leap of faith‘ are not phrases you would normally associate with Robinson Services Managing Director David Robinson. However on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 David took time out in support of Belfast Activity Centre (BAC) with a fundraising event involving other local entrepreneurs who each committed to raising £1000 towards the cost of the AWOL project.
The challenge on the day took place in BACs Adventure Learning Park and involved reaching new heights, exploring hidden depths, the dark experience and seeing things from a new angle.
So what is AWOL? AWOL offers an equality of access and opportunity for all children and young people irrespective of their perceived ability or disability. BAC core projects and longer term programmes are prioritised children and young people with physical and mental disabilities and special learning needs and those from the most disadvantaged families socially and economically within our community.
Best let David explain further: “Firstly a BIG THANKS to everyone who donated and helped me exceed my target by raising almost £1,200 on the day as you will be helping the most vulnerable young people to realise their full potential as emerging young adults. Secondly further thanks are needed for the team at the Belfast Activity Centre who are doing a fantastic job in helping these disadvantaged young people. The day itself was enlightening, frightening and thoroughly enjoyable all at the same time as we undertook an number of tasks throughout the day and without doubt the most terrifying was the leap of faith but exhilarating at the same time. A final thanks to all my co participants for their efforts and we are all in awe of the work that BAC do and hopefully our combined efforts will help them continue to do the fabulous work they undertake.”