At the beginning of May 2020, Caldicot RFC were due to take to the skies and spend a few weeks touring Canada playing rugby and taking in the local scenery, but due to Covid-19 the trip was cancelled.
Instead of dwelling on the disappointment that their trip was cancelled, the club came together to see if they could turn a negative situation into a positive one and help their local community on the way.
Following a long discussion, the club decided to commit to taking on a tough fundraising challenge. The challenge? Traveling as a club the distance from Caldicot RFC (South Wales, UK) to Edmonton (Canada) and back…virtually of course!
Between players, staff and family, Caldicot RFC are planning on travelling the whole 8,300 miles (13,342km) in just one month beginning from the 1st of June. All activities will be recorded on Strava, so there will be a full record of all miles/km travelled.
They are going to try and achieve the distance by walking, running, riding and swimming in the 30-day period.
As a family friendly community club, they wanted to give something back to the local community by raising money for a very important cause.
‘Caldicot Community Working Together’ is a local group which has been set up to support local people in this tough time during Covid-19. The group of volunteers work with small, local businesses to provide essentials for anyone in need, such as the elderly and vulnerable.
The fundraising is going to be split 50/50 between the Caldicot Community Working Together group and Caldicot RFC who will use the money to ensure the club remains sustainable during this tough time with Covid-19 having a huge negative impact financially.
The club are keen to ensure that Caldicot's future generations have a local rugby club they can enjoy which encourages social well-being, good health, fitness and a sense of togetherness. Caldicot RFC are hoping to raise 50p per mile travelled meaning a total of £4,150.00.
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Between players, staff and family, Caldicot RFC are planning on travelling the whole 8,300 miles in just one month...