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Taking Duke of Edinburgh Challenge will help someone else be part of award scheme, Lynn News Letters

The DofE charity helps over 400,000 young people to challenge themselves, build essential skills and transform their lives every year. I have completed my bronze award with my school, St Clement’s High School, and I am eager to complete my silver award in the next year also.

The bronze award consists of a physical activity, a skill and a volunteering activity all to be carried out over 12 months as well as the two-day expedition. Anyone who completes the award is pushed out of their comfort zone whether it be when meeting new people, pushing themselves to the limit when taking part in a physical activity or even when perfecting/learning a new skill.

For my physical activity I took part in the park run every Saturday morning which is held in the Walks, and then I took part in the Sunny Hunny Triathlon back in May.

Charlie Jones after completing the Sunny Hunny Triathlon in May 2019 (15505800)
Charlie Jones after completing the Sunny Hunny Triathlon in May 2019 (15505800)

Both of these events were something that I never would have done if I didn’t take part in the DofE. That’s what has inspired me to take part in the DofE Challenge 2019 because by raising money for the charity, I can allow another young person who may face financial hardship to take part in the DofE who wouldn’t have been able to due to the expenses such as the equipment, materials and transport and then they may take on such challenges that they wouldn’t have considered before as well.

After completing the bronze DofE award, I took part in an assembly for the Year 9 students at our school to tell them about it and to try to inspire them to take part in the award. Out of our year, about 20 students took part. However after the assembly almost 50 Year 9 students signed up to complete their bronze DofE award.

The minimum amount of money I need to fundraise is £60, and donations can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/5K-Every-Day-610.

You can find more information about the DofE at: www.DofE.org.

You can contact me, Charlie Jones, on joneschrlie@gmail.com or +447470239984

Charlie Jones

West Lynn

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