Encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone, develop new skills and drive positive change in the world is something we wholly support at Virgin Unite – and the Virgin Strive Challenge is a brilliant example of people doing just that.  

Training for the 2018 Virgin Strive Challenge is underway and we’re thrilled that Virgin will be headline sponsor for the challenge for the third time. 

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This year’s challenge is all about pushing boundaries in the quest to raise at least £1million for Big Change. The Big Change team work tirelessly to fund innovative projects that set young people up to thrive in life, not just in exams. They take on big, bold – and most importantly – brave ideas, that aim to solve current problems in the education space, starting at the root rather than simply treating the symptoms.  

This year’s challenge will see Strivers travel from the Southern point of Sardinia to the Summit of Mont Blanc under human and sail power, truly epitomising the challenge the Big Change team are prepared to tackle to provide more opportunities for young people.

Virgin Strive Challenge training weekend 2016 Richard Branson Holly Sam Noah

Big Change’s motto is ‘Growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone to achieve bold ambitions; magic happens when you do it with others’ and we can’t wait to see what they do next. We'll keep you posted on all things Strive-related in the coming months so watch this space!