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Award Winning Leader Completing DofE Journey with Fundraising Diamond Challenge

1st Waddington’s Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Cat Tyler, will be walking the 84-mile length of Hadrian’s Wall Path to raise money for more young people to take part in outdoor adventures.

Cat, along with her mother Julia, a Cub Scout Leader, and Julia’s partner, will begin the walk on 21 August; which will see them make their way on foot from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast.

Cat decided to complete the walk for her Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge; funds raised will be donated to the DofE Charity so that it can transform the lives of more young people and offer free places and bursary grants to those most in need.

The Diamond Challenge is an initiative that was launched to celebrate 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award; it allows people of all ages to take on a challenge to earn their Diamond Pin.

Cat, 25, is no stranger to the Award; in May she was one of only a handful of Scouts invited to Buckingham Palace to receive her Gold Award as part of the DofE Diamond Anniversary celebrations.

She said:

“I am really looking forward to this adventure! Completing this challenge will be a huge achievement, especially for my mum who is recovering from a recent car accident as well as battling ongoing health problems.

“Having recently completed my Queen’s Scout Award and DofE Gold Award, this challenge is the next step for me. The funds we raise will go towards DofE provision in our area which will help young people who might not otherwise get a chance to do their DofE Awards.

“Having struggled through parts of my Awards, in part due to financial constraints, I know that the effort we put in will help young people to achieve.

“As a Leader in Scouting, seeing young people realise their potential and achieve is always rewarding.”

To sponsor Cat and her team, please visit their fundraising page.