Courtenay Smith, a Cadet Warrant Officer at 1606 (Weymouth) Squadron Air Cadets, is fundraising for the JTYAF and taking on one huge challenge.
On Sunday the 23rd of June 2013 she will set off from John O'Groats on a 999 mile journey to Land's End and has set herself a target of nine days to complete this massive test of endurance, stamina and determination. If successful Courtenay will be the first female from the Air Training Corps to complete a John O'Groats to Land's End cycle ride, so we wish her all the very best .
Courtenay explained her reasons for choosing the JTYAF as one of her recipient good causes. "I thought what better way to give back to the Air Cadets and the JTYAF than to do this in aid of their awareness and to raise money on their behalf. John Thornton sent me on a life changing trip to the Equator in 2011 where I faced the Amazon Rainforest and the Valley of Volcanoes." Now Courtenay faces a 999 mile bike ride and she said, " I am excited and nervous but hoping to prove that the aid of the good causes will pull me through."
Courtenay has a great sense of community and received several nominations to carry the Olympic torch in recognition of the extensive volunteering work that she has done. Not only at the Air Cadets but at Beavers and Scouts too. Courtney was very proud to run with the Olympic torch on the 12th of July 2012 through Chickerell.
Now she aims to cycle 999 miles!
Go smash it girl!!
To sponsor Courtenay please visit her