As most of you may be aware, Wilson James has been a longtime supporter and partner of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – a personal development programme for young people.
For the past few years, the DofE has run their flagship event – The DofE Adventure – each summer offering a taste of the DofE experience for anyone that would like to participate. During normal times the event would involve an outdoor trek with your team, fostering comradery and team spirit, and a chance to use the skills developed in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme, all whilst challenging yourself and having fun at the same time. Wilson James has participated in or supplied services to this event since its inception, and we are supporting the event this year.
In the current climate, of course, such an event is not possible this year and like many organisations, they have had to find new ways to promote their work. In 2020, the DofE Adventure is moving online!
Virtual Adventurers across the country will share a goal to walk the collective distance of the UK coastline (about 17,000km) while raising funds and awareness for the DofE.
If you would like to join in and raise support for the DofE, as well as setting a personal fitness goal for yourself, you can use the above link or join in the following way:
- Select the ‘Take Part’ button on the homepage or the ‘Register’ button in the top right-hand corner of any page.
- Select register as a workplace team
- Fill in personal details and select Wilson James as an organisation in the first step of registration
- On the next step of registration, select ‘Join a Team’ and scroll through for #TeamWJ
- Complete registration by setting up their own fundraising page.
“There are many unanswered questions about what life will look like or how life will be as a result of the global pandemic and there is no denying that the world will be feeling the effects of Covid-19 for years to come. Funds raised from the DofE Adventure will help ensure we can continue our work with young people and widen the DofE’s reach to as many young people across the UK as possible.”
– Nicole Pattison, Challenge Events Coordinator
Chief of Staff