Air Cadet Junior Leaders on Course XVI are currently involved in a whole range of crazy activities raising funds for the JTYAF. From Skydives to Marathons you name it, there's someone doing it and we even have our first fundraiser unicycling over the Forth Bridge!
The Junior Leaders Course is the toughest of the Cadet’s leadership courses, physically demanding and requiring real commitment and determination. The Qualified Junior Leaders are awarded a Level Two Certificate in Team Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management and as part of their assessment they are required to organise and manage a fundraising project for the JTYAF.
The JL's certainly take on some physically and mentally demanding challenges, really pushing themselves to the limits in the aid of the JTYAF and their fundraising has a massive impact on the opportunities that the Foundation is able to provide for young people.
Dafydd Thomas-Hillman, George Navrady-Pitcher, Alf Whitcher, Oliver Curtis, Matt Beck and Henry Bower, pictured above, will be walking the entire stretch of the Dorset coastline. Dafydd and George who are both on Course XVI have enlisted the support of some of their colleagues from 2358 (Ferndown) Squadron Air Training Corps. They are all enjoying the challenge. If you would like to support them, visit their fundraising page here.
Josh Morgan, Matt Holdstock, Ben McMillan and Charles Thorpe-Morgan will be cycling 110 miles on a tour of all the Air Cadet squadrons in Bedfordshire in less than 36 hours! Rhys Williams aims to summit all 15 mountains in Wales over 3000ft in two days and on 6th March Amelia Luddington will be tackling a Coast to Coast cycle challenge.
- Luke Goff, Damien Simpson, Callum Maxwell and Bradley Setchellwill be tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks
- Joshua Crich, Connor Davey, Sam McSevich and Ben Southern will be taking part in a Skydive
- Duncan Sokolowski and Jake Cooper will be running in 10k races and Jared Selhi will be taking on a Heartbreaker Marathon
- Toby Jarvis is aiming to cycle to every Air Training Corps Squadron in Dorset and Wiltshire
- Welly Saikat is organising a charity abseil for 62 (2nd Glasgow) Squadron
- Dean Callan, Sam Paxton, Scott Queen and Robert Taylor will take on the West Highland Way
- Dylan Harvie will unicycle over the Forth Bridge
- Lucinda Conder aims to walk around the Isle of Wight
- Miles Isted s'Jacob is tackling an east to west cycle across Wales
- Benjamin Powell and Kynan Fletcher are aiming to row 100 miles and have the support of Barclays in Folkestone who have kindly offered fund matching
This list gives an idea of the diverse range of fundraising activities that the JL's on Course XVI have organised. We are extremely grateful to them for their efforts and wish them all the very best for the rest of the course. Go smash it guys!