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Saturday, 9 June 2012

New investment for Apex future

The Apex Challenge will be stepping up its training for the ever-growing team of volunteers, thanks to a generous grant from the Co-operative.

The substantial donation from the Co-operative Membership Community Fund will be used to pay for a range of training courses which will increase the skills of the Apex Challenge team, to further enhance the events.

The cheque was presented to the charity trustees today at one of the Co-op's stores in Leeds.

Event Director Matt Richards says "This money will enable us to send members of our team on a wide range of courses, which will give us even greater capacity to improve the Apex Challenge events."

"From qualifications in catering, to courses in electrical safety and watersports management, this will equip our team with even greater skills for the future."

Steve Jarrett, from the Co-operative Membership Community Fund added, "We were particularly impressed with the application from the Apex Challenge who clearly put on some impressive events. We're keen to fund projects which will have a lasting legacy and this training should do just that."

The volunteer team are now spending the summer devising plans for the charity's biggest ever event in October. Entries will open online in August.

The grant will pay for training for our technical, watersports and catering teams.


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