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  • Twenty-year-old ultra biker to cross North America in support of her handicapped friend

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    Twenty-year-old ultra biker to cross North America in support of her handicapped friend

    10. June 2015

    Markéta Peggy Marvanová, an ultra biker that is just twenty years old, will start the Tour Divide, the world's longest self-supported mountain-bike race, on 12 June. By her performance, Peggy wants to help eleven-year-old Daniela (Dája) Málková, who suffers from myopathy, and raise enough money for buying a special double-bike for Dája. Ahead of Peggy there are 4,418 kilometres on bike, dangerous terrain, snowy mountains, desert, wild animals and nearly one month of solitude. She can take up this challenge thanks to support from the Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE Award).

  • HRH The Countess of Wessex shows support to Czech youth in fulfilling their dreams

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    HRH The Countess of Wessex shows support to Czech youth in fulfilling their dreams

    21. May 2015

    This Wednesday afternoon was truly extraordinary for forty young Czechs. They were presented Gold Awards for completing The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award (DofE) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex. The ceremony was the last event of the two-day visit of The Countess during which she visited local secondary school, met with successful Czech women and familiarized herself with the Czech fashion.

  • The Earl and Countess of Wessex to visit the Czech Republic

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    The Earl and Countess of Wessex to visit the Czech Republic

    1. March 2013

    Two members of the British royal family are set to visit the Czech Republic in March. The family members will be the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, who have the official title of The Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Prince and his wife were invited by the Czech branch of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation and the British Embassy in Prague.

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