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The wait is over - kit day is finally here! Our September line modelled beautifully here by the glamorous… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Stivers! The wait is over - kit day is finally here! Our September line modelled beautifully here by the glamorous @noahdevereux - think you’ll agree he looks fabulous! We’re absolutely loving this year’s STRIVE kit - massive thanks to our partners @giordanacycling and @cotswoldoutdoor for your support and ensuring we look the business Looking forward to seeing some of you later on today at our kit launch! 💙

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Great teachers make a huge difference to the lives of young people. But today teacher attrition is is at its highes… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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What would you do if you believed you were limitless? Ivan Beckley, Big Change Youth Advisor, explains why he wants the next generation to be inspired to reach their full potential We're Striving to help @bigchangecharity fund early-stage ideas that support people to thrive in life, not just exams

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What would you do if you believed you were limitless? Ivan Beckley, @bigchangecharity Youth Advisor, explains why h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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We love this - Striver @richardbranson explains why Big Change is needed Two weeks to go until we start Striving - and we can’t think of a better motivation than supporting the next generation to thrive Thank you to everyone for your support so far 🙏

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The ultimate Striver, @richardbranson, explains why @bigchange_ is needed. Two weeks until we start Striving - than… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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"What do I wish I'd been taught at school? The importance of communication". Meet @susanma - Core Team member, fou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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"What do I wish I'd been taught at school? The importance of communication Communication is key; I learnt this serving customers when helping my parents on their market stall as a child, and I feel as though this experience has gone a long way throughout my life Words are a form of self-expression, and help you to form relationships – it’s so important" Meet @susiematropic - Core team member, founder of Tropic Skincare and Striver extraordinaire! Head over to @holly_branson's blog (link in bio) to discover who inspires Susie, what she thinks makes a Striver and why she's worried about falling off her bike!

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Less than 3 weeks to go until Today we're talking fuel - with a massive shout out to our partner Tribe for their support of this year's @Virgin STRIVE Challenge Fuelling your body properly is an essential part of training - and often one that gets forgotten STRIVE hikers - get some from this blog post from @the_tribe_way's co-founder Rob Martineau on how best to keep yourself going [link in bio]

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Less than 3 weeks to go until #weSTRIVE! Today we're talking fuel - with a massive shout out to our partner Tribe f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Cracking #mondaymotivation for Strivers today from STRIVE and @bigchange_ co-founder, @sambranson. A great reminder… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Good morning Stivers! Some cracking for you today from STRIVE and @bigchangecharity co-founder, @bransonsam A great reminder of the importance of training your mind as well as your body - and why a little nervousness can be good Great to see all your training posts over the weekend Keep ‘em coming!

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What happens before you’re 5 matters. Children not exposed to enough talking/play often lack skills they need to le… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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What happens before you’re five really matters Children who are not explosed to enough talking and play at home often lack the basic skills they need to learn when they get to school This puts them at a disadvantage that has a knock-on effect well into their future We’re Striving to help @bigchangecharity support more projects that ensure all children get the early engagement they need to thrive Massive thanks to our Strivers for your fundraising so far - you rock!

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#tbt to Striving to the summit of Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, with @CotswoldOutdoor last year! We… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Great blog from @susanma on why she’s Striving this year. “Investing in the next generation is what helps to shape… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Inspiring is a word that gets over-used - but the stories of people taking part in this year's @Virgin STRIVE Challenge are the real deal @holly_branson has been talking to Strivers ahead of this year's challenge - and we just had to share Daniel Davies-Luke's moving words Full story in bio "Getting diagnosed as having MS was the probably one of the best things to happen to me I’d just become a father 4 weeks earlier and both these events made me re-evaluate what was important in life Before I was diagnosed I was just a confident, cocky big lad (22 st) who worked in a call centre and used my size to my advantage working as a bouncer When I got diagnosed it all changed I wanted to improve myself and stay around for my wife and daughter I realised unless I changed my fitness levels and mindset, my illness would drag me down I know one day I’ll need a walking stick - and I may need a wheelchair But I’m putting myself in the best position to fight it I’ve got down to 15 st I can finish a 10k obstacle courses and run with my daughter on the beach I want to show her that disability, a bad start in life or whatever happens later - it doesn’t need to get you down All she needs to worry about now is that in 16 years time I’ll be chasing her boyfriends down the path They’d better run bloody quick!" [@dansteruk, top right in picture]

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Let’s talk about talking Meet Beccy Earnshaw, Director at Voice 21 - a project Big Change started supporting with funds raised by STRIVE Voice 21 identified a problem - that communication is one of the most important skills we need in life, yet research shows students speak, on average, 4 words a lesson They are making a Big Change in this area Big Change finds great ideas like this, and helps them to grow and prove their impact We’re STRIVING to fund up to 10 more projects

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Primal Cure’s top health and nutrition tips

The 2018 Virgin STRIVE Challenge is our most adventurous yet – a tough challenge requiring mental and physical strength. With this in mind, sponsor and wellness company Primal Cure have shared their ‘primal’ philosophy with these top [...]

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Who's peckish? Some for our Strivers today from sponsor @primacurelifestyle! Primal Cure have kindly shared their 'primal' philosophy on health and wellbeing with these top tips for keeping in peak physical condition in today's blog post (link in bio) This year's STRIVE Challenge is our most adventurous yet - so don't forget to think about your nutrition as you train It's so important to feed your body and mind right, whether you're Striving up a mountain or Striving at work Now someone pass us an avocado 🥑

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Did you know there has been a 30% increase in children being excluded from school in the past three years? We don't think this is ok Once excluded, children are more likely to go on to be unemployed, develop severe mental health problems and go to prison It's a problem that costs the State billions Big Change funds early-stage ideas that address unacceptable issues like this This year's @Virgin STRIVE Challenge aims to raise £1 million to support up to 10 new projects We can't think of a better reason to STRIVE!

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Schools spend more than £1 billion a year on teacher education - but it makes little demonstrable impact Meet Jacynth Bennett from the Institute for Teaching - a Big Change project that’s making a difference real in this area We want to support teachers so they don’t burn out or quit the profession - and are able to continue developing themselves throughout their career We’re Striving to raise £1m to support up to 10 new projects that create Big Changes like this Read more on our blog (link in bio)

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Jigsaw Medical’s 5 Ps for Injury Prevention

There’s no getting away from it – this year’s Virgin STRIVE Challenge is physically tough. It’s our most adventurous yet and, while we’re excited about it, we also take safety and wellbeing very seriously. We’re therefore really[...]

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Big Change Project Breakfast

“How can I, in really simple terms, explain this to my network?” This request, put forward by one of our Strivers at last week’s Big Change Project breakfast – is one we’ve been giving a lot of thought to at STRIVE HQ. The [...]

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STRIVE gets Primal

At STRIVE we believe in challenging ourselves – bringing together extraordinary people to step out of their comfort zones to achieve bold ambitions. Today we want you to meet one of our amazing Strivers – Steve Bennett, fitness guru, entrepren[...]

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AKQA sponsors STRIVE

“What makes a Big Changer? Someone who is prepared to look at things differently”. These words, spoken by Beatrice York, Big Change Co-Founder, at last week’s Alumni Event really struck a chord as we look forward to STRIVE 2018. Fre[...]

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