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A Journey of Resilience: Fundraising for ACCT UK

21 September 2023

We often encounter moments that inspire us to step out of our comfort zones, face challenges head-on, and make a difference in the lives of others. One such individual who embodies this spirit of resilience is Lt Gina Allsop. Her incredible journey of doing the Scotland 300 challenge to fundraise for ACCT UK, to provide life-changing opportunities for cadets and adult volunteers, is nothing short of inspiring.

Gina’s motivation for the 300 challenge was to fundraise for army cadets and adult volunteers, to uplift and empower individuals from all backgrounds.

“For me, the cadets offer such opportunities, and ACCT UK allows every cadet, regardless of their background or financial status, to develop themselves for the better.”

Lt Gina Allsop

Overcoming Adversity

No journey is without its share of challenges, and Gina’s fundraising adventure was no exception. During the Scotland 300 challenge, Gina encountered a devastating injury that threatened to halt the journey. Despite the setback, she showed incredible resilience, determination, and bravery.

‘My arm was injured, and so was my pride, but both can be healed with time, and it’s about how you handle failure and not letting it define you in the future.’

A Remarkable Fundraising Effort

The 300 mile challenge would have included a 3-week journey from Glasgow, the Kilt Walk, a solo 118-mile hike along the West Highland Way, kayaking the Great Glen, and cycling back to Fort William.

Despite the injury, Gina persisted in her commitment to the cause, completing 300 miles on foot around her hometown while recovering. Her efforts resulted in an impressive total of £1600, with £505 towards for ACCT UK and the rest towards 2 other charities. It is a testament to her dedication and the power of community support.

As Gina continues to heal and recover, her spirit remains undeterred. She has already set her sights on future fundraising endeavours, including the Scotland 300 challenge for ACCT UK next year. Additionally, She is actively involved in animal rescue charities, marine mammal medic work, and helping rehome greyhounds in the UK.

The Motto that Gina has always used in her life that has got her through tough times is By DH Lawrence:
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself
A bird will fall frozen from a bow
Without ever feeling sorry for itself

“We alone can create our journey, it’s about taking as many opportunities as possible to find your passion. Without charities like ACCT UK some people would never get these opportunities which shapes individuals life’s for the better and that is what makes ACCT UK such a worthwhile charity to fundraise for.”

Lt Gina Allsop

Thank you Gina for all your incredible effort and support for ACCT UK.

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