Without all of our amazing fundraisers we wouldn’t be able to support vulnerable veterans. To highlight your hard work we are sharing your events and expeditions each Friday to say thank you! Here are a few of the wonderful events you have organised in the past few months:
Andy, Carl and Conor Ward and Mark Stockwell will be blazing a trail across the Cumbrian mountains on the 16th May, following a 20 mile course over some very rugged terrain and Andy will be doing his very best to keep up with them. No doubt such efforts will result in sore limbs, aching feet and blisters. Andy has promised not to get lost or fall over this year and has raised £1,100 at a pub quiz earlier in the week for WWTW. You can sponsor the team by clicking here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?pageUrl=2&userUrl=MagmaTeamAlpha&isTeam=true&d-4948
Or why not put your own team together for the Cumbrian Challenge and give the team a run for their money?
In March 2016, James will be joined by at least one colleague and will walk the last two degrees (88th to 90th degrees) of the North Pole. The journey is scheduled to take up to three weeks, although they are hoping to complete the trip in 14 days. All food and equipment will be hauled on a pulk, in the same way as the WWTW teams did on the challenges to the North and South pole.
The ‘Last Two Degrees’ is a ski trek over a distance of around 120 miles (about 193km). The sleds they will be pulling are heavy and the conditions will range from difficult to ‘why, oh why?’ and daily time on skis will be significant. The end of the journey will be at the Geographic North Pole which is a pretty desolate and very cold place to be (averages temperature is about -29 Celsius). Then there are the polar bears to contend with – one of the few animals that will actively hunt humans…
If this isn’t a good reason to sponsor them, then we don’t know what is!