GILLINGHAM DETACHMENT RAISE AN EPIC AMOUNT FOR YUKON 700
Gillingham Detachment spent last Sunday at their local Asda to raise funds for Yukon 700 and managed to collect £623.00 which is fantastic news! For some of the Cadets it was their first experience of Community Engagement and their are already planning more events.
Yukon 700 has been designed as an epic and ambitious adventure, testing both physical and mental endurance. It will showcase the amazing courage and fortitude of a team of Grenadier Guardsmen who were injured, both physically and mentally, whilst serving their Queen and country. They will be raising money for 3 charities - Grenadier Guards Colonel's Fund, Combat Stress and SSAFA.
In June 2022, this team of 8 Grenadiers, 5 of whom have life changing injuries, will take to open canoes and paddle 700km along the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in Northwest Canada. The team will follow the route of the original settlers and prospectors who first ventured into this wilderness in the early 19th Century. Using open canoes much like these first pioneers, although made of Kevlar not wood, they will be completely self-sufficient throughout, carrying everything they need with them. For 7 days they will navigate their way through the Yukon waterways for approximately 16 hours per day, camping overnight on islands.
SSI Paul Richardson, Detachment Commander from Sherborne will be taking part in this huge challenge and we wish him and the team the very best of luck for the paddle.
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