Meet top fundraiser Lorraine! She’s taking on the Nidderdale way, a massive 60 miles in total, in 2 days. That’s the equivalent of 2 marathons in 2 days!
Inspired to help Sea Cadets stay open, she’s raising funds for Sea Cadets’ Emergency Appeal.
In Lorraine’s words:
“I have decided to walk/run the Nidderdale way. It is a 53 mile circular walk through Nidderdale and starts 3.5 miles from where I live so that makes a lovely round 60 miles. It is recommended to allow 3-5 days to walk it so I am going to attempt to do it in 2!
We have been involved with Sea Cadets through our son for the past 3+ years. They are an amazing organisation who offer young people from the age of 10, no matter who they are or what their background, a massive array of opportunities. From sailing and rowing in the summer and on and off short residential courses to the weekly parades and band practices. Sea Cadets learn the importance of discipline and respect whilst having fun and have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills valuable in adult life as well as gaining leadership skills and independence and making new friends.
Due to Covid-19 the units have lost 6 months of fundraising to keep the units going whilst still providing the cadets with support though virtual meetings, challenges and sailing. All the positions are volunteers who give up so much of their time, energy and knowledge. I wanted to set a challenge for myself to do something to give back to those volunteers and cadets to help raise the lost income to keep the units running.”
Could August be the month you get moving for Sea Cadets? Get involved!