We are raising money to complete our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Currently 65 pupils are completing their Bronze and Silver Awards, and we hope to carry on these strong numbers in the future.
Unfortunately, the Local Authority no longer funds DofE so we have to fund it ourselves. In order to make DofE as accessible to as many pupils as possible, we are fundraising to be able to build up a stock of camping equipment, and to go towards the training and the expeditions.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award provides the young participants with invaluable life skills, such as team-work and organisation, as well as giving them the opportunity to support their local communities through volunteering. Many pupils are giving up their time to volunteer in the local community shops, libraries and sporting groups.
We are already planning car washes, cake sales and a concert but any support you can provide is gratefully received and all funds raised go directly to helping the young people achieve their DofE, an achievement that really can be life-changing.