Julia Bradbury camps overnight on top of The O2 as part of a joint celebration of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s (DofE) Diamond Anniversary and the Camping and Caravanning Club’s (CCC) annual National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW).

Julia and the TOG Team completed the 350m walk to reach the top of The O2 at dusk on 24th May, before pitching her tent of a platform 52m above ground level, the equivilent of almost 12 London buses. After waking up to a 360 degree view of London.

diamond-challengeAs part of the DofE’s Diamond Anniversary celebrations, everyone is invited to take the DofE Diamond Challenge. The Challenge, inspired by the DofE Award, asks you to take on your own adventure, personal or skill challenge.

Your challenge can be as big or as small as you like, from kayaking the Zambesi to learning to knit. If it’s a challenge to you, it counts. And the best part is, it’s open to anyone of any age, anywhere!

So if you never had the chance to get involved while growing up, if your kids are doing it now, if you’re doing your own DofE or if you’re just looking for a reason to get out of your comfort zone, seize the day!

NCCW is The Camping and Caravanning Club’s major annual campaign to get the British public engaged with camping and caravanning, and to raise the profile of our great hobby.

If you’re not familiar with the event, National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) is run each year by the Club, to coincide with the late May Bank Holiday.

This year, National Camping and Caravanning Week will take place from 30th May – 5th June 2016. The theme for 2016 follows on from last year’s ‘Get Kids Camping’ and ties in with the research results on the links between camping and education. The theme this year is: Get Kids Outdoors with Camping!

O2 Camping Team in their TOG Buffs