KING’S Ely Sixth Form student, Molly Whymark, has raised almost £500 for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by completing her #TwoPointSixChallenge.

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 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, decided to walk 2.6km every day for 2 weeks and 6 days. She finished her challenge on May 13th and is delighted to have raised £472 in donations so far.

Molly said: “Walking for half an hour or so each day was not only great fun, but also a simple way to support a fantastic cause – the dogs enjoyed it too! I am so pleased with the amount I have raised, everyone has been so generous. With this money, The DofE Award will be able to support a further 16 Gold Awards.

“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 everyone’s help.”

Well done Molly!

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