Barry Karacostas


Right To Play
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.
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One Man and His Dog Arctic Expedition

Barry Karacostas

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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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22.04.14 From Melo the mini schnauzer xxxxxxx

14.04.14 Congrats mate and oops sorry so late!

07.04.14 Well done Barry all the best

04.04.14 Good Luck Barry!!

04.04.14 Good luck Barry, from Simon, Eithne, Harry, Stevie & Johnny :))

03.04.14 Good luck wonderful friend. Come back with your toes fingers and nipples in tact. Love you. Xxx

03.04.14 Sounds an epic adventure buddy. Surely testing you in a deep way. I have no doubt you will smash it and love every moment. Such an amazing cause too. Very proud of you old friend. Love the Boyles

01.04.14 Go Barry! amazing efforts and amazing cause. We'll be thinking of you and want to hear all about it when you're back. Try not to freeze...X

31.03.14 Go Barry!! What an amazing challenge and a fantastic cause. We're cheering you on all the way.

31.03.14 You are the best! Good luck! Alice is missing you already! Xxx

28.03.14 You are mad... good luck my friend x


25.03.14 Good Luck Barry - my aim this year is to get fitter but suspect at Bishops Park not the Arctic to start....

24.03.14 Good luck we are all with you!!

24.03.14 Good luck!

24.03.14 good luck Bazzer. xxx

22.03.14 Best of luck! - From overseas.

22.03.14 Good Luck Barry!!


21.03.14 Good luck Barry, we know you can do it. We can't wait to hear all about it. With all our thanks and best wishes.

21.03.14 Go Wolverine!!!

19.03.14 Good Luck my friend and i'll be by your side next time grumbling about the cold

16.03.14 Go Barry! inspiring your determination to help others.

16.03.14 You are truly an amazing person with the biggest heart ever. I wish that everybody would understand that we are all in this world together. Enjoy Norway!!

15.03.14 All the best from Bentley and the Kushels.


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