The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

…‘The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life…’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award can be a tool to enable a person to gain essential skills for life and work and is a recognised mark of achievement, respected by employers.

As one of the projects the Coco’s Foundation runs is the Skills4Life project, we as Trustees want to support young people aged 14 to 24 years in the UK completing their DofE. We encourage them in the Bronze or Silver levels – or when they move onto the Gold levels, of which there are five. These involve helping the community / environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning etc. All of these skills will reinforce any job or University application in the future.

One of the typical activities for the Award would be to join us once a month for our Clothes4Clothes project. The young person would meet at our central point where all collected clothes, shoes, bags, hats and coats are taken on the last Sunday of each month and sorted.

This is currently in Barns Green, West Sussex.

The main Clothes4Clothes activities will involve:

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Parental permission is sought beforehand (if under 18 years) and risk assessments completed.

To find out more about this venture or to sign up, please contact Sharon Perry (Trustee) at

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