New research from youth charity, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), reveals more than a quarter of us (27%) never step outside our comfort zone, rising to one in three for over 55s. A further 32% of Brits admit they only challenge themselves once a year, but when we do take a walk on the wild side, 50% say their confidence is boosted
Following the hugely successful year-long DofE Challenge last year, the charity is once again encouraging UK adults to take on an adventure, with the money raised enabling more young people to access the DofE over the coming years.
The ‘DofE Challenge’ encourages the nation to achieve a personal challenge this year, from learning a new skill, to scaling the three peaks or completing a sky dive – the opportunities are endless. While the ‘DofE Adventure’ is a pre-planned expedition through the Peak District with overnight base camps, and participants choosing to complete a one or two-day experience.
The DofE’s CEO Peter Westgarth said: “The response to last year’s DofE Challenge was truly phenomenal, and we’re delighted to be able to offer the chance for more people to take on a challenge or adventure this year with the launch of our two new initiatives.
“Being able to push yourself past boundaries is an essential part of personal development and is something that the DofE instils in thousands of young people every year through the DofE Award. We want every person across the UK to love adventure and realise that there is more in them than they think.”
Visit www.DofEChallenge.org to find out more and sign up.