The annual event organised collaboratively by TAG Farnborough Airport and The Sixth Form College Farnborough is now in it’s 6th year. The event continues to grow in size, raising more monies for the CMPP Youth Aspirations Fund (YAF) to help local young people to become the best they can be!
CMPP is a collaboration of local businesses who work together to support the community. Partners work throughout the year to raise funds for community projects that raise aspirations and inspire young people.
This years event raised a staggering £6,531 through ticket sales alone. The monies raised will go to local projects with a focus on raising aspirations in young people.
Elaine Turner, Marketing Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are extremely pleased with this year’s event and delighted at the great turnout.”
Christine Eustace, CMPP Project Manager, said: “I doubt there are many local events with a more unusual venue, as wide an age range of challengers (from 3 - 80 years) and as enthusiastic a team of supporters! A real community event that is growing in popularity year on year”.
Jenna Grant, CMPP Project Coordinator and Operations Manager said: “Thank you to everyone who came and participated, it looked like everyone was having a great time around the runway! The atmosphere was electric and it was lovely to welcome a wide variety of members from the community to take part. We hope to see you again next year.”
Deborah Hayhoe, CMPP Partner and Twilight participant, said: “The achievement isn’t that we finished. It's that we all had the courage to start, and had it in our hearts to help make a difference to others in our local community.”
Edward Bartlett, Development Apprentice at Grainger PLC and Wellesley, said: “Thank you CMPP for organising the Twilight Challenge. There was a great turnout and vibrant atmosphere. I was especially impressed by the ease of the administration process of signing in on the day and preparing for the event. Well done to all the participants and the management for a fantastic community event.”
Applications to CMPP's Youth Aspiration Fund open every October to local community groups, charities, not for profits, schools and individuals who may apply for funding for projects that will help raise aspirations in local young people. So far the YAF has benefited a total of 34 projects, totalling £57,467.00 and countless more value in kind via our volunteering and skills sharing initiatives.
Entries for next years Twilight Runway Challenge will open in the spring of 2018, so please keep an eye out on our website.