Members of KCC’s Young Adult Council have completed a virtual triathlon – running, walking, cycling and rowing from County Hall in Maidstone to Calais and back again.
The virtual triathlon raised money for Canterbury’s Umbrella Centre, which provides support for people with mental health problems.
The Virtual School Kent Apprentices help to organise and support council meetings for children and young people in care and care leavers.
The meetings give looked after children the opportunity to have their say on what it’s like to be in care and what changes they might want to see. KCC Council Members and Directors from Social Services and Specialist Children’s Services attend the meetings to listen to what the young people have to say, and ensure their opinions help make positive changes.
KCC’s Jo Carpenter from the Virtual School Kent said “The young people have been amazing and so determined to complete the virtual trip from Maidstone to Calais and back, which is an incredible 142 miles!
“We are not just proud of what the Young Adult Council has achieved today but proud of what they do every single day through their work with young people in care and care leavers in Kent. They are a determined and passionate bunch!”
So far the Young Adult Council has raised £568.00 with more pledges and sponsors coming in. If you would like to donate, please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/youngadultcouncil