Right To Play programmes aim to improve the lives of children affected by poverty, war and disease. We work closely with communities to set up sport and play programmes designed to teach important skills including leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, self-esteem, communication, commitment, respect and fair-play. The network and infrastructure we set up enable local communities to take ownership of the programmes, leaving a long lasting impact.
12 April 2014
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One Man and His Dog Arctic Expedition
Thanks for visiting my page.
Its that time of year again when i get the urge to challenge myself, push my boundaries and raise money to help the less privileged children of our world.
This year my challenge is taking me back to the Arctic Circle but just that little bit deeper and on skis, which as those of you that know me is something i have never done.
We will be travelling 300km over mountains, through forests and across frozen lakes up to the most Northern part of Europe - Nordcapp or North Cape, i will be attempting to complete this challenge in seven days. We will be travelling on skinns (cross-country skis) pulling my own provisions in an expedition sled, with a little help from my companion an experienced Polar expedition Husky (and my ex Navy Seal guide Petter of course!). We will camp in the wilderness enduring whatever the Arctic weather has install for us, including temperatures of -40!!
So i ask you to show your support and dig deep not only to motivate and drive me to undertake the huge amount of training needed to complete this challenge successfully and safely but also to raise crucial funds that will help better the lives of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children of our world through the powerful lessons of PLAY implemented around the world by this amazing charity, Right to Play.
Thanking you all in advance for your generosity,
Love and Luck
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Catherine Okell £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
13.02.14 Good Luck Barry! Love Catherine and Maxie
Lucy w £300.00 (+ £75.00 giftaid)
11.02.14 Good luck, huge amounts of admiration for the brilliant work you are doing!
Marielis (Puerto Rico) £20.00
Leean Young £100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)
23.01.14 Good for you Barry - Great cause and you'll be in great company with the Husky! Good luck with all the training, Leean and Nacho xx