Gemporia – Adventurous Sponsorship

The Virgin STRIVE Challenge are excited to join forces with Gemporia on this year’s challenge. Gemporia is a jewellery company, on a quest to restore genuine gemstone jewellery as the most sought after of personal possessions.

We love their purposeful approach to business and STRIVING spirit, especially because their adventurous founders Steve and John Bennet are coming along on the challenge this year!  Here is a message from their founder  and CEO Steve Bennet…

Gemporia are extremely proud to sponsoring the Strive Challenge this year.

The charity’s focus on helping young people thrive in life is a great application of one of our core brand principles ‘People are Precious’.

This belief is central to our charity involvement, which sees us support the communities we source our gemstones from. So sponsoring the Strive Challenge supports a cause close to our hearts.

Myself and my brother John can’t wait to join the journey – cycling through Northern Italy in early September. The best of luck to everyone else taking part. 

Colourful Life Foundation

Steve Bennet on a Charity Expedition to the Arctic


Gemporia have just launched their brand new collection, Bridge. The new collection bridges the gap between the gemstone and it’s home. It has been designed in collaboration with The Colourful Life Foundation, an independent charity set up by Steve Bennett, to improve the educational, health and environmental challenges in some of the world’s most renowned gemstone communities . For every purchase made from Bridge, Gemporia will donate £5 to the Colourful Life Foundation which will go towards long-term sustainable projects to help improve the health and education of deprived communities.

Richard Branson is a Charity Patron of the Colourful life Foundation – ‘I’m a huge supporter of the colourful life foundation and its education projects and I’m also proud to be a partron of the charity too’. Check out the video- to find out more..



We are proud to be supported by Gemporia on the Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2016, because through an innovative approach to business they are trying to make a difference in their world.  Thank You for all your support.

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