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.
Hand up - Completed!! Final challenge - Skill upMonday 5th Jul For my last challenge of Do It 4 Youth, my Skill Up activity will be learn how to iron. Yes that's right, I do not know how to iron clothes...So I will be learning a skill that will be essential! Share
Challenge 3 - Hand up (Dog walking & litter picking)Monday 28th Jun
Free Up - vegan week - completed!Monday 28th Jun Over the week I challenged myself to eat a fully vegan diet. It was great to explore the different types of food I could eat, and had lots of fun cooking new recipes with lots of variety.
Free Up - Vegan WeekThursday 24th Jun Over half way through the week, and I am starting to really enjoy this challenge! It has really started to open my eyes about the possibilities of eating much more sustainably in the future.
Free Up - Becoming a vegan for a weekMonday 21st Jun
Day 4, 5 and it's done!Monday 21st Jun Due to experiencing a few health issues - mostly heat/sun stroke, I had to forfeit day 4 meaning I had to take the ride into the weekend.
Day 2 - done! Plus route for day 3Wednesday 16th Jun Yesterday was a very, very tough day both physically and mentally! I was about for about 11 hours yesterday, but powered through.
Day 1 - Completed it mate! Plus, day 2 route....Monday 14th Jun What a day! Extreme heat, but we got through it! Roughly 9 and a half hours in the saddle....
Day 1 of 5...Let's do this!Sunday 13th Jun
Windsor Castle to Gordonstoun School cycleFriday 4th Jun For the Get Up section of the challenge, I will be cycling the equivalent distance between Windsor Castle and Gordonstoun School, Elgin in Scotland - both locations having huge significance in the life of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh - a total distance of 650 miles across 5 days.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Maggie & Joe Smith