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Harry's fundraising story during a Duke of Edinburgh award

Harry's fundraising story during a Duke of Edinburgh award

Meet Harry, a determined 14-year-old, who took on a number of fundraisers for Place2Be all while completing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

Harry’s journey with Place2Be began when he learned that he could support a charity while completing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (D of E). He started to research charities and came across Place2Be. Harry really connected with the cause, and so decided he wanted to support the charity.

Through Harry’s D of E, he had to complete a mandatory two-day expedition, but he wanted to challenge himself further. Harry set himself the goal of walking 10,000 steps a day, pushing his limits, and also raising valuable funds!

To further boost his fundraising efforts, Harry organised a Bake Sale Extravaganza! He made delicious brownies, cookies, and cupcakes, inviting friends and families to the event. Harry also decided to channel his creativity and compassion into making Easter baskets with his grandmother. Together, they sewed baskets that were filled with chocolate eggs and yummy cakes.

In another brilliant fundraising initiative, Harry organised a games night where his friends gathered to enjoy games such as twister and badminton.

Through Harry’s fantastic fundraising efforts, he managed to raise an impressive £300. This could fund over 18 children to speak to a qualified counsellor about their worries in a lunchtime session.

Reflecting on his incredible journey, Harry expressed his happiness in supporting Place2Be and its valuable work.

Fundraising for Place2Be has been a highlight of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh experience. Place2Be is an amazing charity and I’m so happy I had the chance to join in with its work. Harry

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (D of E) is an opportunity for someone aged 14-24 years old to:

  • help the community
  • become physically fitter
  • develop new skills
  • plan, train for, and complete an expedition.

Does Harry's story inspire you?

If you're inspired by Harry and would like to walk or trek for Place2Be, have a look at our walking and trekking challenges and  download our fundraising pack today.

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