Youngsters making a difference

K12 challenge - the Ware children
The Ware children, who are completing their own sponsored events

An enterprising group of youngsters have set themselves a target of 12 months to raise money to help fund the creation of the Cavalier Centre – an indoor facility for disabled riders near Much Wenlock.

The K12Challenge is the brainchild of Selina Graham from Willey near Broseley, who is keen to inspire young people to realise what a difference they can make to people’s lives – in this case, by raising £1000 through a sponsored sporting challenge. “Clearly this is a lot of money for kids to raise,” said Selina. “But part of the ethos of the plan is to include as many children as possible. We’re asking school groups, cubs, guides, youth groups, and pony and riding clubs to get involved. Each child or group will be recognised on a plaque at the centre with a commendation for their contribution.”

Kate Ware, from Chorley near Bridgnorth, has three children who are all organising their own K12 challenges, including a junior triathlon at the Severn Centre Highley in May. Kate said, “The children have spent time at the current outdoor centre, and have seen what the sessions involve and how much of a lifeline they are to users. Because the current centre is outdoors, sessions often have to be cancelled due to the weather. The new indoor facility will provide year-round service.”

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