The Thomas Theyer Foundation was set up following the death of Thomas Samuel Theyer. Thomas was 18 on June 7th, 2013; he died just six weeks later on Friday July 19th. At primary school Thomas was diagnosed as having Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder. From a young age he did exercises daily to help with his motor skills, and in his teens, he started running and was a member of a local running club.

Thomas’s family, who founded the charity, recognise the benefit gained both physically and mentally from exercise and outdoor activities. The overall aim of the charity is to provide other children and young people, like Thomas, with Special Educational Needs the same opportunities.  Through this the Thomas Theyer Foundation supports outdoor activities for children and young people with SEN and/ or living with Difficult Life Circumstances, for example those experiencing anxiety and stress, impacted COVID, by bereavement or young carers.

Our overall goal is to help young people to feel confident and happy and maximise their potential.

In the last 3 years we have funded outdoor activities for over 300 children and recently started our new counselling service. All the outdoor activity days take place within the High peak of Derbyshire enabling a wide range of options and fantastic landscapes to create the immersive experience.  If you would like to support us in the future please get in touch via our website or social media or you can pop into our Sports equipment charity shop based in Buxton, Derbyshire.

“We are really pleased to be partnering with The Outdoor Guide as it is a fantastic opportunity to help share this amazing resource and get more people outdoors. Both we and the Outdoor guide want to see more people exploring the landscape and this is a great way of doing it.”

TOG Says …

“Helping to get more people, especially the young, is something The Outdoor Guide and Julia Bradbury is passionate about.  We are so happy to be partnering with the Thomas Theyer Foundation to support their vital work.”