I’m fundraising for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
I'm taking on a challenge and fundraising for the DofE in support of young people across the UK.
The DofE help young people build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left the UK’s youth facing more challenges than ever. As young people come out of lockdown, the DofE offers any and every young person the chance to build life-long skills and belief regardless of ability, interest or background. To feel able to do anything, achieve anything and overcome anything life throws their way, whatever their circumstance.
We're raising funds for the DofE so disadvantaged young people can take part in the DofE and build life-long belief in themselves and be ready for anything.
Please donate and help make a huge difference to young people who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the life-changing benefits of the DofE.
I've done itFriday 20th Aug I have undertaken the four challenges over a 6 week period, (end of June and July) with plenty of successes, small wins, slow gains, and I am happy that I didn't let anyone, including myself, down. The last time I did a sponsored slim, for example, I ended up putting on weight!
Addenbrookes-blood platelets donationWednesday 7th Jul Got in early today so should be back home in time for the England game. Share
Kings ForestTuesday 6th Jul Arrived for my first shoot in a long, long time. No one here which suits me! Just got the bow set up and the heavens opened. Managed to fire off 8 arrows, the first this year! Onwards and upwards…
2 weeks inTuesday 6th Jul Despite a busy run up to the end of term, (cakes and treats in the staffroom) I have resisted temptation and am feeling better for it. Week 1, I lost 1.7kg, week 2 a further 2kg. Let's hope I can keep up the willpower.
My aim - support young people and the DofE and feel better in the processThursday 17th Jun
Do It 4 Youth, a DofE
I will be joining Mark and the Stephen Perse Team in taking part in Do It 4 Youth, a DofE inspired challenge, to raise money for young people across the UK. I will also be doing all 4 challenges and will be completing these sections through June and July.
Get up ( Physical ) - I intend to lose weight (10kg) and become healthier by attending the gym and swimming 4 times a week for the rest of June and the whole of July.
Skill up - I will be learning how to shoot a bow and arrow properly with a view to attending my first club shoot, the first weekend in August, (Covid allowing).
Free up ( Willpower ) - I will give up cakes, cookies, chocolate, crisps and coke for the rest of June and the whole of July.
Hand up ( Volunteering ) - I will be cutting my neighbours grass, putting their bins out and donating platelets for the rest of June and all of July.
Every pound raised will go towards helping young people from the toughest backgrounds across the UK to build life-long belief in themselves through DofE. If you would like to support me my link is below.
You can find out more about the challenge here https://events.dofe.org/event/do-it-4-youth
Thanks in advance,
Thank you to my Sponsors
Matt, Kelly, Zoe & Harry