Ah Autumn. The time for snuggling up indoors with some good telly and a cuppa. Right? Nope, not for Team Stand. We’ll be welcoming the start of Autumn with nothing less than a 25km trek in the Peak District as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventure challenge.
At Stand, we’re all about practicing what we preach, so who would we be to PR The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, without strapping on our hiking boots and getting involved with the action ourselves?
Whatever the weather, the weekend will see us pack up our rucksacks and make our way across the beautiful but – living up to its name – vertically challenging Peak District before we roll out our sleeping matts and climb into our tents for a night camped under the stars.
We’re hoping our passion makes up for our lack of experience and allows us complete the Adventure drama free. While some of the team already have their DofE Award under their belt, we don’t have a great track record.
This time round, Millie’s praying she doesn’t get stumped by a broken compass and end up lost. Zayn has vowed to stay away from any horses in the hope he doesn’t get chased again. And Nyree, armed with her new lightweight boots is looking to skip, rather than trudge, to the finish line.
Why are we doing this? We’re raising some all-important funds for a brilliant charity that relies on the generous support of the public to continue its life-changing work. By coming DofE Adventurers, Stand will be raising vital funds to help even more young people from all backgrounds enrich their lives, improve their prospects and have a positive impact on the wider community.
So please wish us luck and support Team Stand’s fundraising efforts here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/signposted-one-day-1243887f-89b7-418d-beda-113a2b4f0491
And if we’ve inspired you and would be keen to get involved with the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventure yourself, read more about it here: https://dofechallenge.org/adventure/