Duke of Edinburgh

Published on 20 April 2015

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme has recently benefited from a charitable donation from Waitrose Leighton Buzzard thanks to the Community Matters scheme that supports local charities and projects by sharing £1000 between three local causes.

With 278 students currently on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at Vandyke, our donation of £310 will be used to purchase a wide range of new equipment for use by the school, including tents, stoves and maps. The generous donation to DofE at Vandyke will be appreciated by all students on the scheme because the money will directly benefit them. New resources and new equipment will really enhance the experience students gain from DofE expeditions, with 97% of universities looking for students who demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities, it's vital that the experience we provide is the best it possibly can be.

The DofE team would like to thank Waitrose Leighton Buzzard and their customers for nominating us for this generous donation.