Air Cadet Junior Leaders Course XIV has raised a staggering £17,000 for the JTYAF.
Not for the faint-hearted, the Junior Leaders Course is both physically and academically demanding, requiring real commitment and determination. The course, which runs from September to Easter, involves nine weekend training camps and an assessment week. The course culminates in the award of a Level Two Certificate in Team Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management and as part of the assessment the Junior Leaders are tasked with organising a fundraising event for the JTYAF.
Course XIV certainly rose to the challenge to beat the target of £10,000 set by Course XIII last year. The Junior Leaders took on some huge physical challenges in order to motivate their friends and family to support them. Will Bennett, Pete Mitchell and Harry Clubb cycled from London to Paris Cycle in 22 hours raising around £2500 between them, Samuel Jackson completed the Tough Guy Challenge, Jack Daker and Callum Reid cycled 'Coast to Coast' and with kyack challenges, skydives, bungee jumps, the Yorkshire Three Peaks, 40 milers, 50 milers and even a 60 miler the Junior Leaders must have pretty much covered the entire length and breadth of the country one way or another.
The trustees of the JTYAF are completely overwhelmed by the huge effort that has gone into raising this amount. To complete the Junior Leaders Course is a fantastic achievement in itself, especially as most of the JL's have to fit the course around their A Level studies but to then find time to raise money for the JTYAF is quite honestly astounding. Thank you Course XIV - we salute you!