It is very important to me that alongside the personal fulfilment side of these challenges, I am also using it as a great way to raise money and awareness for two worthy causes.
The Jonny Wilkinson Foundation gives life changing support to the members of our community who need it most. Every year, many of us will be affected by mental health issues either directly or through someone we know. Providing practical help and support is at the heart of what we do as we believe that no one should have to struggle alone. We are supporting institutions that, through their work, enable individuals to face huge challenges.
Like many others I have been touched by mental illness in my own life, sadly losing my father when I was 13 years old. This has made me very passionate about raising awareness and understanding around mental health concerns for those suffering now.
The Scouts change the lives of young people and helps them reach their full potential by offering them challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that they can make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. Scouts help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Please note that 100% of the money donated will go to the charities and will not be used for the costs associated with the challenge.