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The Teenage Wilderness Trust

Keeping Kids in Education since 2011...


Who we are.

The Teenage Wilderness Trust was founded by Matt Bailey in April 2011 and he is the current chair of the Board of Trustees. The board consists of three trustees all from very different backgrounds offering a diverse set of skills to the charity. All three are passionate about the cause of the charity and are constantly striving to make it as good as it can be. Please see below for a brief bio on each of the trustees.

Matt Bailey

Michael Benster

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Matt Bailey trained as a teacher at Brunel University in West London but never stepped foot in the classroom. He went on to travel the world as a diving instructor and found success as an underwater photographer. He set up the Teenage Wilderness Trust in 2011 as he wanted to inspire and engage those who needed it. Matt works passionately for the charity and carries out all administration and fundraising events. He also spends a certain amount of time with the students that the charity supports.

He is big fan of mountain biking and outdoor pursuits and has completed several multi stage mountain bike races as well as competing in the UK Gravity Enduro.

Michael Benster is a lawyer qualified under both English and NewYork Law and is a partner at the London office of Chiomenti Studio Legale, an Italian law firm. He specialises in cross-border transactions and infrastructure projects around the world. Like Dominic, Michael is a superb sounding board for new ideas. He can look at ideas from a totally different angle and seek out solutions to problems that others cannot find. He joined the board in 2012 and has proved himself to be a great asset for the charity.

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