In the last edition of Stay Connected Digital magazine, we met Dave ‘Dinger’ Bell, who is rowing the North Atlantic on his own, partially to raise money for three brilliant UK charities, partially to push himself to the limits. If you follow Dinger on social media you will see he is an avid supporter of Bravery.
Set up by Tobias Gutteridge, Bravery is a UK based clothing company, with a difference. Bravery encourages people to get out of their comfort zone and achieve great things, one act of bravery at a time. Bravery’s founder Toby is an avid motocross rider, surfer and overall extreme sports fan.
He set up Bravery after being shot in the neck whilst on tour in Afghanistan. This left him instantly paralysed from the neck down.
Toby’s rehabilitation story was full of struggle and he still faces challenges each day. His attitude to life is truly inspirational, he tackles life head-on and does not allow anything to get him down.
He decided to combine his love for life, sports and thrills with his first class honours degree in business studies to create Bravery, the apparel company that encapsulates what it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Bravery is not only a clothing company with such a brilliant ethos, they also support charities for underprivileged children and discharged members of the Armed Forces. Bravery supports Surfers Not Street Children, a charity for the at risk children living on the street in Durban, South Africa. On the streets children can be subjected to abuse or exploitation, forced into petty crime. Without intervention disease, prison or death will be their fate. Bravery has focused their charitable efforts on education for children, allowing them to grow up with plenty of potential.
Toby’s aim of setting up Bravery was to empower people, and support people going through tough times in their life. To encourage people to keep going and have the resilience and strength to keep going when things get tough.
The Bravery mission is to help and inspire people and encourage them to complete their personal challenges regardless of the obstacles in the way. It aims to encourage you to be Brave. Bravery’s motto is to ‘Always follow your heart’.
“Everyone will experience at some point in their lives a life changing moment, an event, big or small, that changes the course of that person’s life forever. It will make you re-evaluate things, question things and ultimately affect the choices you make from that point on. These experiences are never easy as they push you out of your comfort zone or put you on a path that suddenly is fraught with obstacles and challenges and headed for the unknown. These events will be filled with fear!”- Toby Gutteridge
Be sure to scan the QR code below to listen to Bravery’s playlist of motivational tunes.
Bravery is a clothing company with a difference, it’s for the risk takers and the change makers out there. Toby Gutteridge, the founder and owner of Bravery, takes style and comfort into account when producing the clothes.
If you are conscious about who’s pocket you are lining this is the perfect clothing store for you. Bravery supports charities for underprivileged children and discharged member of the Armed Forces.
His aim with the clothing brand is to support and encourage those who have faced hardship in their lives and guide them on their journey to becoming stronger than ever as opposed to wallowing in despair.
Make a bold statement with the Abeyant T-shirt, for just £25. With a classic round neck this tee has a laid back and relaxed feel to it. Perfect to just chuck on with jeans, this T-shirt is also Earth Positive. Made with 100% organic cotton Bravery’s tee’s are incredibly comfy and soft, making them ideal for working out in, wearing out or doing DIY in. All Bravery’s T-shirts are printed and designed in the UK.
This flat peak cap features the rubber Bravery logo on the front of the hat, giving it an edge, whilst promoting the brilliant company. This hat is an all round winner, with just the right amount of colour to stand out. It has 8 rows of visor stitching for added quality and durability, plus an elasticated sweatband. Ideal for wearing whilst working hard and achieving goals.
This leather bracelet will make the perfect accessory to any outfit. A perfect gift for yourself or your partner. Each bracelet is handmade from leather and is individually designed. The real leather is excellent quality. The bracelets come in a Bravery Tin, making them the perfect gift. They are available in a range of colours and sizes.