KING’S Ely Sixth Form student, Molly Whymark, has set herself a #TwoPointSixChallenge to help raise money for a cause close to her heart – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is an amazing initiative spearheaded to raise funds for UK charities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the huge amount of fundraising events, including the London Marathon, which have had to be cancelled, thus meaning charities will be missing out on a heck of a lot of funds.

Molly, who is in Year 12 and who is a DofE Award Ambassador for Central England, is walking 2.6km every day for 2 weeks and 6 days.

She said: “Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various parts of my Gold DofE Award have been put on hold. Since we are allowed to have one outing each day at the moment, I have decided to make the most of the time by fundraising for The DofE Award.

“One statistic that stands out to me about The DofE Award is that out of the 280,000 participants each year, 68,000 of them come from disadvantaged backgrounds. It takes up to £29 to start someone’s DofE journey.

“I have learnt so much already and I am continuing to learn from taking part in The DofE Award. Even though my DofE journey is coming to an end shortly, I can’t wait to see more people starting their journey soon with your help.”

What a great idea – good luck Molly!

Here’s how to sponsor her:

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