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Countess of Wessex to take up DofE Diamond Challenge

To commemorate the Diamond Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, (DofE), the Countess of Wessex has taken up her own DofE Diamond Challenge. She will cycle from the palace of Holyroodhouse to Buckingham Palace on behalf of the charity.

The Diamond Challenge will take place in September of this year. The Countess, who has been a long term supporter of this award, will cycle a total of 445 miles in a little over a week’s time. Royal Central has previously reported on the Diamond Anniversary, where anyone of any age is asked to take up a new challenge that is DofE-inspired.

Big or small, this challenge is meant to raise awareness and funds for the DofE. Regardless of your challenge, it is meant to push you to meet your goal; to help you strive for something you’ve yet to accomplish before.

Her Royal Highness said: “I am both excited and apprehensive to be undertaking this challenge on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Anniversary Appeal! I have seen for myself the incredible impact the DofE has on every young life it touches, equipping young people with self-belief and motivation whatever their background or ability. So I had no hesitation in taking on a Diamond Challenge and hope this will encourage others to try their own.”

On her cycling journey from Edinburgh to London, the Countess will be accompanied by a small group of military service men and women from four of her military affiliations; RAF Wittering; 5th Battalion The Rifles; Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps; and Corps of Army Music.

If you’d like to sponsor the Countess on this challenge, please click here.

Are you intent on setting and achieving your own DofE Diamond Challenge? Let us know by commenting below.

  • Keith Mayler

    Congratulations and many thanks! I wish the Countess energy and strength for her wonderful enterprise and efforts- certainly not easy as I am aware. I wish her well and know it will be respected by everyone in the UK. Thank you!

  • Kathleen Ames

    Good Heavens. I am full of admiration. Good Luck with that Sophie

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