Youth teams invited to take part in the Ouse Washes Experience

PUBLISHED: 15:46 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:46 21 July 2015

Ely Hereward Rotary Club Ouse Washes event

Ely Hereward Rotary Club Ouse Washes event


Young people are invited to take part in a fund raising fun event to bring in money for a local stroke support group.

The Ouse Washes Experience provides an opportunity for youth groups to fund raise for Rotary charities which include Pos+Ability, a local stroke support group.

Team leader Gary Gardner said: “Youth teams, such as the Scouts, Girl Guides, Air and Army cadets, youth clubs are very welcome to come along on Sunday September 20 and complete a sponsored walk, run or cycle ride.

“It’s free to enter this year, so make sure you come along and join in.

“If 71 year old Ted can cycle it on his 40 year old bike and 7 year old Xander can too, what’s stopping you?”

Not only can young people win the Youth Challenge, but it is also an opportunity to take part in a great competition if they cycle the route.

“It’s a fun day out, and not only will our charities benefit, the youth groups themselves will be achieving something positive for themselves by learning more about this remarkable area,” he said.

Any groups who want to take part stand a chance of winning the Youth Group Challenge, the winners of which will be the team that raises the highest amount of money for charities.

“By taking part it provides an opportunity for some youngsters to qualify for their community badges, which must be a good thing,” he added.

The experience is a walk of either 10 or 20K, a run of 10K and a cycle of either 35 or 57K in an area of outsanding beaty.

To get involved email


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 14:12

The Government has agreed to fund Fenland District Council to crackdown on street drinking in Wisbech.

Yesterday, 10:03

A 50-year-old Wisbech man arrested in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Mendlesham has been charged.

Yesterday, 14:09

Cambridgeshire police used guns as part of an arrest six times over a three month period earlier this year, police statistics have revealed.

Yesterday, 18:20

A three year report into surgical mesh, that treats problems often caused by childbirth, has been slammed by an MP and branded a whitewash by women across the UK.

Most read stories

Most commented stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter