Duke of Edinburgh award launches 'Do it 4 Youth' challenge to raise funds
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JJ Chalmers of the Invictus games joins gold award James McArthur as team co-captains for Scotland and will help to galvanise individuals and groups to raise money.
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This summer the DofE is encouraging people to team up with friends, family and colleagues to complete four DofE inspired challenges in four weeks with the money raised supporting young people.
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The four exciting DofE inspired challenges are:
GET UP where you can choose a physical activity like cycling, walking, running or climbing.
SKILL UP where you can learn a new skill.
FREE UP where you can give up something like junk food, sugar, meat or social media.
HAND UP where you can lend a hand in your local community.
Every pound raised will help young people from the toughest backgrounds gain the confidence, skills and experience they need to overcome whatever life throws their way. £25 could provide an hour of mental health coaching and support for DofE participants who need it.
Former Royal Marine commando JJ Chalmers said, “Come on Scotland, the money we raise will help to unlock the potential of more young people across Scotland, especially those from challenging backgrounds by allowing them to take part in the brilliant DofE.”
People can do it alone or as a team. They can pick their own start date from 10 June but must complete it within 4 weeks and by 30 September 2021.
To sign up to #DoIt4Youth visit: www.dofe.org/doit4youth