New Chair at Exodus Travels Foundation

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

Exodus Adventure Travels has appointed Diana Tickell as the new Chair of the Exodus Travels Foundation.

Established in 2019 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Foundation aims to build upon Exodus’ support of community-based social impact and conservation projects across the globe, working to extend its mission of improving lives through travel across three main strands: people, places and planet.

Tickell brings a wealth of charity board level experience, including seven years as the Chief Executive Officer of NABS (the advertising and media industry’s wellbeing charity) and 13 years at Barnardo’s. She specializes in fundraising, strategy and engagement. Tickell began her career in the tourism industry and is a passionate adventurer who enjoys cycling and discovery trips. She has also spent time volunteering in Sierra Leone, where she gained a richer understanding of delivering community-based programs; knowledge that will be invaluable to her work with the Exodus Travels Foundation.

Tickell’s rich experience in leading charities and delivering successful fundraising campaigns will help the Exodus Travels Foundation to develop its mission of supporting projects that create long-term transformational change. Her expertise will boost the foundation’s fundraising efforts and develop its brand awareness and identity.

The Exodus Travels Foundation currently supports projects across the globe, including in Kenya, Nepal, Morocco, Peru and Tanzania. Following the earthquake in Morocco in September 2023 the Foundation raised £30,000 thanks to the generous support of customers which they then added a further £25,000 from the its own funds for immediate relief and now, long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts focused on water infrastucture. A women’s empowerment program has supported mountain guide training for 30 Tanzanian women on treks to Mt Kilimanjaro; and the Peru Porter Project, which funds the entry of Exodus’ local porters into Machu Picchu, who may otherwise never see the Inca citadel.

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Linda Hohnholz