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Jordan Wylie’s Eco-Triathlon Adventure for ACCT UK

22 May 2024

In a fundraising feat like no other, Army Cadets National Ambassador Jordan Wylie MBE embarked on Tower Power—an eco-triathlon spanning iconic landmarks and challenging norms. Cycling on a wooden bike, paddling in a kayak made from recycled bottles, and running past three towering symbols of resilience, Jordan aimed not only to test his endurance but also to raise funds for ACCT UK, supporting young cadets, and in memory of for Jordan Banks, a young boy whose life was tragically cut short.

Beginning his journey from the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Jordan’s route wound its way through Europe, culminating in his hometown of Blackpool, UK. Each leg of the triathlon presented its own unique challenges, from navigating on a bike crafted from coppiced wood to braving the waves in a kayak built from thousands of recycled bottles.

As Jordan tackled the physical obstacles, he remained motivated by the support of pupils, communities, and sponsors rallying behind his cause. Tower Power wasn’t just about completing a gruelling adventure—it was about inspiring change and raising awareness about sustainability and the importance of supporting young cadets.

As Tower Power concluded, Jordan’s legacy continued, with a quarter of the funds raised dedicated to a memorial wall for Jordan Banks, a young boy whose life was tragically cut short. Through his remarkable journey, Jordan Wylie inspired hope, resilience, and a commitment to positive change.

The motto of the Army Cadet Force is “To Inspire To Achieve”. What Jordan Wylie achieved in completing his Tower Power 2024 has been utterly inspirational in all respects. His initial vision about what to do and his ambition to completing it in as sustainable way as possible was hugely imaginative. His physical and mental determination in completing the triathlon, which was arduous and tough, was extraordinary.

His adaptability to overcome problems and hurdles on the way, notably the international bureaucracy for crossing the channel was remarkable. And throughout he has demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, doing what was right even though it was at times, hard, difficult and sometimes frustrating, never being tempted to take the easy but wrong way.

All of us at the Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK salute you Jordan. Thank you so much for nominating ACCT UK as your charity for Tower Power 2024.

Murdo Urquhart, ACCT UK CEO

Thank you Jordan for your incredible achievement and supporting ACCT UK in their mission to empower the next generation of cadets. Together, let’s continue to push boundaries, challenge norms, and strive for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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