My name is Lucas Baker and on Saturday 1st of April I will be participating in a sponsored cycle along with my local Air Cadet Squadron. The aim of this is to travel 874 miles between myself and the cadets during the day on 6 exercise bikes donated by the venue: Westminster Lodge, and friends in the local area. All proceedings will be in aid of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF).
The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) was formed in memory of John Thornton who was tragically killed in Afghanistan in 2008. The charity supports young people from a wide range of backgrounds, providing them with scholarships and bursaries to support their personal development and the pursuit of their ambitions.
Recipients of the Charity’s Young Achievers Awards are selected for their demonstration of the foundation’s key values: courage, determination, selflessness and cheerfulness in adversity.
Currently I am undergoing the Junior Leaders Course through the Air Training Corps and as part of this course, we are asked to carry out a charity event to raise funds for the JTYAF. In return, bursaries are granted to 10 QJL's. This year, an expedition will be carried out in Ghana to help in rural area's and communities. Every year, JTYAF is able to implement more money towards young people, to providing them with opportunities like no other and develop their character and ambitions. Last year this value rose to an amazing £100,000.
For every £10 raised, I will cycle an extra mile, hopefully smashing my target of £500 and also travelling above and beyond the 874 miles.
I would like to thank you for reading about my charity event. Such a cause lies closely to my course and it would be brilliant to reach this goal. Please show your support by donating to this outstanding organisation!