Ian Ledger from Steeple Claydon in Buckingham, has turned his hobby into an enterprising endeavour to raise funds for brainstrust. Ian’s hobby, Geocaching, is a global out door treasure hunting game, which uses GPS-enabled devices to find a geocache container at that hidden location, inside which geocaching coins are often placed.
Ian’s wife Jenny was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008. “We have had immense support from brainstrust. The opportunity to meet up with other carers and people with brain tumours both in person and through social media has been a tremendous help to the whole family,” explained Ian.
Ian who is a Neighbourhood Police Officer, has designed a whole set of brightly coloured elephant geocaching coins, which he had produced in China with the help of Pulse 72 Geocaching and NE Geocaching who helped with the design and on going sale of the geocoins.
Geocaching is not just for geeks any more, Ian is part of a global movement of enthusiastic geocachers and frequently enjoys going out geocaching with his two children Sophie 11 and Morgan 8.
“I think that Ian’s geocaching coins are a unique and inspiring way to fundraise and we are grateful for his support,” said Lula Belinfante, brainstrust Community Fundraiser.
Ian has already raised over £300 and plans to continue selling his geocoins releasing a new colour ever year. Ian’s geocoins can be purchased here: