Going to the Xtreme will give life experience for youngsters

Xtreme Challenge - scramble wall.
Xtreme Challenge - scramble wall.

A new outdoor team challenge event in Milton Keynes is being organised to help children across Buckinghamshire.

People are being invited to take part in the first Caldecotte Xtreme Challenge on the weekend of March 18 and 19 for teams of four.

Xtreme Challenge - canoeing

Xtreme Challenge - canoeing

It involves climbing, abseiling, running, canoeing and much more and 55 teams will brave the tough course at the Caldecotte Xperience in Bucks.

It is all in aid of the Bucks-based Action4Youth charity which improves the lives of children and young people locally, offering them inspiration, experiences and life skills, no matter what their background, ability or disability.

Participants can test themselves on a track around the site where you will climb, abseil, negotiate the scramble wall, go underground in the caving system, try to strike gold at archery, go canoeing, run round the lake and finally wade the river on your way to the finish. Each team will have its own start time and points will be awarded for successfully completing each challenge so there will be a winning team at the end.

It costs £200 for each team to register and we ask that each person taking part raises at least £200 in sponsorship to support the work of Action4Youth.

Xtreme Challenge fording

Xtreme Challenge fording

You will need to complete an entry form. At the event, entrants will need to wear suitable sports clothes, expect to get wet and dirty so a change of clothes will be needed and take a head torch if possible.

Participants should be over 18 years of age and entrants who raise more than £225 will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Family and friends can cheer you on and there will be a barbecue and refreshments.

Action4Youth delivers outdoor education through two centres - The Caldecotte Xperience and The Longrigg Xperience in Cumbria, which offer a range of activities.

Call Vinny on 0300 003 2334 or email events@action4youth.org