Probably the most simple blog post to write about. I am doing the Lake District Adventure Challenge run by the NSPCC, in June this year, and I want your help!
A chance to get away to the Lake District for a few days, and in the middle of it, Hike, Bike and Kayak just over 60 miles around some of Britains most beautiful scenery. I can’t wait for this weekend!
Following on from my trip last year, Liam, Tom and I spoke briefly about future adventures and how they are unlikely repeat for a couple of years to come. The only problem was, I caught a bug. A bug for the outdoors, the fresh air, the unknown, the adventure of it all – as well as the physical challenge at hand. Last year wasn’t easy, but that made it all so exciting. The planning this time is not on par, but the physical side is going to be a gooden.
I set a goal earlier in the year to complete a physical challenge. I knew it had to be endurance-y, but I didn’t want to just cycle, and I was not going to train for a half-marathon because I get relatively bored after about 30-40 minutes of running. A swift google search lead me to the Lake District Adventure Challenge – a 12km Hike, 24km Bike and 3km Kayak (this is the ‘Extreme’ version, I wasn’t settling for an easy ride on the normal version, obviously). As I said, the fun of planning the trip is somewhat taken away as it is all organised by the charity, however I still find myself getting giddy on the camping side of it and exploring the area on the Friday and Sunday I am there too.
Anyway, my main reason for this blog is to selfishly raise awareness for this challenge. Not for the awareness of me, of course, but the awareness of the charity (NSPCC) with what they do, how you can help, and naturally, seeking the money that will help me hit my target.
£550 is my target. I [optimistically] think this is achievable on my own. And it will benefit the charity so much. Quite simply, £550 will pay for a visit to 1 primary school to talk to every child aged 5-11 through their ‘Speak out Stay safe’ programme. £25 will pay for a trained practitioner to deliver 1 hour of baby-related topics for new parents. £5 covers the cost of answering a call to the NSPCC helpline. £4 pays for 1 trained vounteer counsellor to answer a child’s call for help to Childline; and £3 pays for the Speak out Stay safe programme to reach 1 primary school child, to help them understand how to protect themselves from abuse. Our money can go far and for a great cause.
If you can help me, visit my JustGiving page,
or text ‘ZAKS89 £10’ / ‘ZAKS89 £5’ to 70070.