Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Prehistoric Fun-draising on the Jurassic Coast Walk
On the weekend of October 8-9 a group of 55, made up of Raleigh alumni, future venturers and VMs, and Raleigh staff headed out to the UK’s historic south coast to undertake a 50 km 2-day long trek from Weymouth to Lyme Regis.
With the sun mostly on our faces and the wind occasionally at our backs, we walked along the coastal path, reminiscing about expeditions, catching up on life post-Raleigh, filling in to-be venturers and VMs on some essential tips, breaking out tents and roll mats, and most importantly, fundraising.
All the alumni were participating to raise money for the Raleigh International Bursary Award which financially supports those for whom a Raleigh expedition would otherwise only be a dream. They were able to raise enough for 2 people to be given bursaries in 2012! The future venturers and VMs joined to help boost their own fundraising for expedition, and many are now within reach of their fundraising targets.
If you missed out on participating this time around, be sure to watch the Raleigh International website and Facebook page for updates on what is to come in 2012. We hope to see you there!
The whole group with Richard Drax, MP, who officially started the walk: