iDID Seeks Funding for Climbing Centre in Corby
Posted: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:50
iDID Adventure is crowdfunding to build a climbing centre in Corby and are looking for people to help make this happen by pledging their support!
For the past 3 years, iDID has been at the forefront of access to adventure sports for deaf people, particularly rock climbing. Now iDID want to do more to make sure deaf people have quality pathways from grassroots access to competitive opportunities.
Director Of iDID Adventure, Susanne Rees, is deaf herself and became frustrated with the lack of awareness, access, and opportunities in the sport. As a keen climber, she wanted to overcome these barriers so she set up iDID Adventure. Since launching, iDID has run countless events for deaf and hard of hearing individuals of all ages and abilities to take part in rock climbing.
Now iDID are aiming to become financially self-sustainable by building an indoor bouldering centre in Corby, Northamptonshire. Their current work is funded through small grants and training provisions but director Susanne Rees says it's not enough. She added,
"Through our work, we've already helped countless young people to access climbing, particularly through our Sign Climb System and inclusive programmes, but we want to do so much more. This climbing centre will offer an opportunity to bring something amazing to Corby and help fund some of our work."
The Corby Climbing Centre will be home to over 6000 sqft of bouldering walls, open to the public, and catering for absolute beginners and advanced climbers alike. Bouldering is low level climbing without the use of ropes, with walls surrounded by thick crash mats.
The centre will not only provide a public facility for all ages and abilities, but it will also be reinvesting its profits back into the community. Funding vital work in deaf climbing will be paramount to improving opportunities for deaf people in the UK.
Over the last year, iDID's team of experts have worked tirelessly, volunteering their time, expertise, and money to get this right so they have the best chance of launching this facility in Corby. Now they are turning to crowdfunding to give people an opportunity to get involved and give back to the community.
iDID now have just weeks to raise the last £75,000 they need to build the centre and support has already been flooding in.
You can pledge as little as £10 and there are a huge amount of rewards on offer for you too. If you want to see this facility come to Corby, go and pledge your support at: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/corby-climbing-centre.