David Hempleman-Adams to headline Inner Flame birthday event tonight

By Anita Jaynes on 25 September, 2014

One of Swindon’s most well-respected charities, Inner Flame, is set to hold a huge networking event in the town this evening.

The event is being held in association with Business Scene to celebrate their 6th birthday. The celebrations are taking place from 6pm at Alexandra House Hotel

Inner Flame will be showcasing their work within the community, showing how they change young people’s lives for the better.

British explorer and adventurer, David Hempleman-Adams, will also be speaking at the event, telling his inspirational stories. Over a decade ago, David set up Cold Climate Expeditions, to enable people from all walks of life to visit and experience some of the world’s most awe inspiring and desolate environments.

There are still nearly a million unemployed 16-24 year olds, and over a million who are “under-employed” (including zero-hours contracts).

Over 1,000 young people in Swindon alone are still struggling to find work. Everyone can all play a part in helping young people develop their potential, through training, mentoring, work experience, jobs and apprenticeships.

Inner Flame has been helping local young people to develop their potential for 6 years, through training, coaching and challenging experiences.

David Hempleman-Adams will share his experience in challenging the human spirit (through his many adventurous expeditions), and in developing young people (having founded and grown the Youth Adventure Trust over more than 20 years).

“I am delighted to be supporting Inner Flame,” said David. “We share a belief in the potential of young people, and in the power of challenging experiences to help them build confidence and self-belief.”

The event will see over 100 local business people networking while enjoying wine and canapés. All proceeds from tickets, raffle and auction will support Inner Flame, who will be launching a new business sponsorship programme on the night.

David Wreathall, Founder of Inner Flame, said: “Inner Flame has received a lot of support from the local business community over the last six years.

“On the night, we want to celebrate that and to build on it by launching a formal business sponsorship programme to enable us to help more young people.

“This will be our biggest event of 2014, and we are looking forward to meeting old friends and new.”

If you would like to attend, visit: www.innerflame.org.uk and click the link at the top of the page. There are a range of ticket options available, including a VIP champagne reception. And, if you can’t make it, why not support them by leaving a donation instead?  You can donate by visiting www.innerflame.org.uk/supporters/

Pictured above: Explorer and Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams