Urgent message for Student Adventurers


August 28th, 2014

Practical Action has just received the shocking news that Student Adventures t/a GBCE Ltd has ceased to trade today. We understand that you, your families and friends will have lots of questions. Whilst details are unclear, we understand that students currently overseas with Student Adventures will continue their trips as scheduled, with no changes to their planned itinerary. We have requested that this is confirmed in writing.

If you are concerned about someone who is currently overseas on a fundraising trip with Student Adventures, please call a member of our Practical Action team directly on +44  07880 671 315 If you are expecting to fly out on a challenge tonight, or in the next few days, we have been informed that outbound flights have not been cancelled, however there will be no one to meet you at the airport, no accommodation bookings have been made and your Kilimanjaro Trek has not been arranged. Any travel would be undertaken at your own risk, therefore Practical Action strongly advises that you do not travel.

We have this evening received this information via Student Adventures’ Accountants, Smith Cooper, who advised Practical Action that they are making attempts to contact all participants. We have been informed that if you have any questions you can contact Louis Good at Smith Cooper on his direct line; +44 (0) 115 945 4300. Our staff are currently telephoning all students due to travel tonight, Thursday 28th August and tomorrow, Friday 29th August. Practical Action will endeavour to speak with all of our student fundraisers in the next 24 hours but if you want to talk to us please get in touch on 07880 671 315.

We are extremely sorry about this, but have been as shocked as all our students about this news.  We also appreciate all of the hard work put into fundraising over the past year, and that many of those who have worked so hard will be desperate to travel, but our primary concern is your safety. We promise to be in touch with an update as soon as we have any further details.

Please continue to check Practical Action’s social media sites and our website over the next few days for further updates.

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