Advanta Foundation

Creating Futures

We raise money for children’s charities in the UK and abroad with 100% of events and trips being funded by The Advanta Group allowing every penny raised to help a child in need.

Namibia Trek 2019

Date: 2019-08-16

Client: Advanta Foundation

Skills: Mountain Climbing, Cycling, Trekking

Our main fundraising challenge this year will take place in Namibia, Africa where we are sending a team of ten in August. The Namibian Skeleton Coast Trail is a world-renowned endurance test which involves travelling hundreds of miles over a 7-day period by bike and foot. The challenge will be nothing short of gruelling in the hot, arid conditions of the Namib Desert and our participants will be pushed to their limits both physically and mentally. Climbing the ‘Big Daddy’ dune in Sossusvlei and cycling through sand in the desert will require endurance and determination from our participants. The last few days of the challenge will see the team climbing to the summit of Brandberg Mountain at a height of 8441 feet. The team have been training very hard for the challenge and are now in their final preparations.

Date: 2019-06-22

Skills: Hill Climbing, Trekking, Bouldering

Lairig Ghru 2019

Previous Projects

2016 & 2014 – Tanzania

2016 & 2014 – Tanzania

Ruda Tanzania

2014, 2011 & 2009 – Art

2014, 2011 & 2009 – Art

Ruda Tanzania Art Auction

2012 – Vietnam

2012 – Vietnam

2011 & 2010 – Arran Cycle

2011 & 2010 – Arran Cycle

2009 – Grand Canyon

2009 – Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Marathon

2008 – Borneo

2008 – Borneo

Borneo - Summit to Sea Challenge

2007 – Kilimanjaro

2007 – Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

2006 – Sierra Nevada

2006 – Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

£675,000

Money Raised so Far

14+

Years In Business

140+

Number of Volunteers

About

The Advanta Group has always nurtured a strong social policy. This, along with an increasing obligation to help those less fortunate than ourselves, led us to set up our own charity, the Advanta Foundation (previously called One 4 Kids) back in 2005.

The charity has always been a group-wide initiative which staff in our Glasgow and London offices have been passionately committed to. Throughout the years, our calendar has always been peppered with fundraising events, big and small, that were designed to raise money for children’s charities both in the UK and abroad.

Over the past 14 years, we have hosted a huge number of social fundraisers and also undertaken a large number of physical challenges including climbing Kilimanjaro and travelling from summit to sea in Borneo to name only a few.

We have also, in the past 7 years, run a number of volunteer programmes in Vietnam and more recently, Tanzania.

A large number of children’s charities, both at home and overseas, have benefited from our donations over the years. These include, but are not exclusive to, the Children’s Hospice Association for Scotland, The Jeely Piece Club, The Music for Life Program in Kenya, The Tunahaki Foundation in Tanzania, The Catalyst Foundation and the School of Excellence in Namanditi, Tanzania.

We have always funded 100% of all events and trips which means that every single penny ever raised has gone to help a child in need. Our rule has always been that for every pound raised, 50p is given to charities in the UK and 50p is given to charities overseas.

Our Namibia Team

Craig Webster

Craig Webster

CEO, Chartered IFA
Kamaran Darar

Kamaran Darar

Business Manager
    Pippa Vick

    Pippa Vick

    Para planner
    Melissa Charles

    Melissa Charles

    IFA
    Duncan Carter

    Duncan Carter

    IFA, Para planner
    Frazer Mackay

    Frazer Mackay

    Head Mortgage Adviser
    Sam Welti

    Sam Welti

    Para planner

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    +44 (0) 141 471 9400
    foundation@theadvantagroup.co.uk
    Ailsa Court, 121 West Regent Street.
    Glasgow, G2 2SD
    United Kingdom