Longridge to become part of new charitable trust

Longridge to become part of new charitable trust

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Lucy Golding

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Longridge to become part of new charitable trust

Longridge activity centre has joined together with two outdoor activity centres in Buckinghamshire to set up a new charitable trust.

The trust, to be known as The Adventure Learning Foundation, will be developed and run by Green Park in Aston Clinton and Shortenills in Chalfont St Giles as well as Longridge which is situated on the Berkshire side of the river in Quarry Wood Lane in Marlow.

The trust will be a registered charity and run by a board of trustees comprising of representatives from all three centres, Bucks County Council as well as existing centre users. 

In the long-term the trust aims to give the council greater flexibility to develop its outdoor education provision and help to better co-ordinate the activities on offer across Longridge, Green Park and Shortenills.

Amanda Foister, chief executive officer of Longridge said: “The trust will provide us with cost-saving and operational benefits and give us the opportunity to work with the existing team to unlock all of Green Park’s and Shortenills’ potential.”

The foundation will be established by July 2013 and in operation from October 2013.

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