The #WeTwo Foundation was set up by Adventurers Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith to empower underprivileged young people (age 16+) from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing life changing experiences such as expeditions overseas and in their home country and undertaking wildlife and conservation initiatives.
The pair met several years ago at Countryfile Live on a panel discussing barriers to getting into the outdoors and having adventures.
“Since then, we’ve been using the tool of adventure to encourage the next generation, from all walks of life, to fall in love with the outdoors and look after our planet.”
“We want them to fall in love with nature and wilderness and understand the relationship between what we do here in the UK and how it affects Antarctica (and vice versa) so that they will fight to protect it.”
In the first year, Phoebe and Dwayne will be taking a group of 10 young adults to the Antarctic Peninsula, by expedition ship, setting off in Feb 2022.
As well as sponsoring 4 places, Craghoppers will also be supplying the team with their technical kit for the expedition including performance insulated waterproof jackets, mid and baselayers, waterproof trousers, accessories and rucksacks.
“We are determined that this inaugural trip to Antarctica, will be the first #WeTwo Foundation journey of many,” says Phoebe.
To read more and to nominate someone for this life changing experience, click here.