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Run, Pedal and Paddle for Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Diamond Challenge

Friday 30th September 2016

The Boys’ Brigade Development Team has taken on the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge by swimming, cycling, running and canoeing their way across Scotland.

dsc_0043Nine members of the team, based at the Scottish BB HQ in Larbert and in local areas, pedalled, paddled and ran from all corners of the country to make their way to their final destination, the Falkirk Wheel.  Using waterway and footpaths of the Forth & Clyde Union canals, the team covered a combined total of 150km in a bid to raise money to support vulnerable young people.

Alan Hunter, Training and Development Officer at The Boys’ Brigade, who walked eight kilometres along the Forth & Clyde canal to the Falkirk Wheel as part of the challenge, said:

“It was a superb effort by the team in somewhat tough conditions.

“‘Adventure Begins Here’ is the BB strapline and it’s only fitting that staff team lives up to this.

“Supporting more young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is something we are passionate about.  Last year, more than 150 BB young people achieved Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and I hope that our challenge can help even more attain these alongside our other youth awards.”20160928_112800

The Diamond Challenge was set up in celebration of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 60th anniversary. The challenge was set to help raise funds to help transform young lives across the UK, in areas local to the people fundraising. Currently over 300,000 young people participate in DofE programmes each year.

To donate to the BB team’s fundraising total, please visit: http://bit.ly/2cXnz9j

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