After providing Virgin with a team of medics and state-of-the-art equipment in 2014, Jigsaw is delighted to announce that we have gone one further for 2016 and will be one of the key sponsors of this year’s Virgin STRIVE Challenge.
For those that don’t know about the challenge, it was set up in 2014 by Sam Branson and cousin Noah Devereux and involves a team of people testing themselves via a series of ultra-endurance challenges, all to raise funds for the charity, Big Change.
Big Change was founded in 2012 by Holly and Sam Branson, Princess Beatrice of York, Sam Richardson, Phil Nevin, and Isabella Branson, and was created to think differently about the role that charity can play in driving change for young people in the UK. The charity aims to do more than just treating symptoms, they wanted to positively move things forward, backing solutions that demonstrate alternative ways of supporting young people- helping them to thrive in life, not just in exams.
In 2014, Jigsaw provided the ambulances, medical staff, and equipment, whilst a 10-strong team hiked, ran, rowed, cycled climbed from London to the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. The 2016 challenge picks up where the 2014 challenge ended and sees a team of 25 tackle a punishing 30-day journey from the base of the Matterhorn to Mount Etna in Sicily, all whilst being looked after by #TeamJigsaw’s expert team of medics.
“Matterhorn to Mount Etna, entirely under human power.”
For more information on the Virgin STRIVE partners head over to the website to read more, and for more information on the 2016 challenge have a peek at the video below.