Military media channel, Forces TV and BFBS Radio visited the latest Positive Futures journey on 17 February to make a short film about the work Venture Trust is doing to support veterans. The film crew spent a day talking to staff and participants, finding out about personal stories, and the personal development work which takes place during a wilderness journey. We would like to thank Forces TV/BFBS Radio for taking the time to visit and to help raise awareness of the support that is avilalbe at Venture Trust for veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life. The film is now live on the Forces TV website.
Click here to see the short film.
On Thursday 24th October, Venture Trust was proud to launch a new film about our work, in the company of some of our key friends and supporters.
The film featuring footage from our expeditions and programmes, as well as interviews with participants and those who deliver our work. It’s a compelling ‘inside look’ at the impact and importance of our programmes. Do have a look at the film, below, for an insight into our work.
Here's one of the highlights of the evening; a speech by Tammie, one of our participants:
"Hello, my name is Tammie and I have been getting support from Venture Trust since March. Before that, my life was a bit aimless, with little to no motivation and no idea how to achieve what I wanted in the future. I first heard of Venture Trust via Impact Arts and decided to try them out. I took part in some activity days and a 7 day wilderness journey in the Cairngorm Mountains. I found the wilderness journey quite tough through a mixture of the activities, being away from my family for a week and the weather being a bit rubbish. I gained a lot of support from the staff and made some new friends. After the journey, I got support with college applications and volunteer opportunities. I now have more things to do, have more ideas for my future and feel a bit better about myself. I have gained a lot from Venture Trust and I feel that other young people would benefit from the same opportunities that I got".
We also used the opportunity to launch our new brochure and annual review, which provides further insight into the value of our work.
This film was produced by Ross Finnie, whose placement with Venture Trust was generously supported by Third Sector Internships Scotland. We are also grateful to Curcuma Flowers, Edinburgh Photographic Society and the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, who supported the premiere event. Thanks also go to Angel Telecom for donating our top raffle prize - an i-pad mini!
Our friends and colleagues in Malawi - Eithne Lynch and Ruth Dowling - accept the Irish Law Awards 2013 honour for their human rights work with Irish Rule of Law International in Lilongwe, Malawi.
This short film features footage from Kachere Reformatory Centre, home of Venture Trust's Moving On - Malawi programme. Some of those featured in the film will be travelling to Scotland later this year to spend time with Venture Trust, as part of our handover of the programme to local partners.
Documentary by film maker Mr Patrick Garety.
Possibly the best way to understand what goes on during our Inspiring Young Futures programme is to watch our specially commissioned video. Follow our participants right through a programme, and see for yourself how, and why, it's so effective:
Possibly the best way to understand what goes on during our 'Living Wild - Chance for Change' programme is to watch our specially commissioned video. Follow our participants right through a programme, and see for yourself how, and why, it's so effective: