Claire Austin-Hope

Claire Austin-Hope

Arctic Survival Challenge


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][br][/p][p]My Arctic Survival Challenge will start on 26th January 2020, when I will be heading off into the wilderness 150km south of the Arctic Circle. My challenge will involve adjusting to life in this extreme environment and I will learn how to get around, find food, light fires and build shelters. Later in the challenge I will embark on a three day survival phase where my training is put to the test. Along with my fellow adventurers, we will construct our own accommodation for each night which will include a Scandinavian tent, a shelter and a snow hole. [/p][p]I will be venturing into this harsh environment to test my survival instinct and to learn all about life in this challenging environment. However, my purpose is also to raise funds to help those facing challenging times in my home county of Hertfordshire. I will be 'self-funding' the trip itself, therefore 100% of the donations I receive will go to charity.[/p][p]The charity I am supporting is [b]Home-Start Hertfordshire[/b]. There are some brief details below about the amazing work they do.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]Home-Start helps families in difficulties.[/u][/b][/p][p] We all know that a child’s first few years can determine his or her future. Early help prevents later problems.[/p][p] Home-Start identifies families in need and supports them in ways that are dramatically effective and low-cost.[/p][p]The problems[/p][p]• Many Hertfordshire families struggle with disability, poverty and bad housing.[/p][p]• Young parents living far from their kin may have no one to turn to for help and advice.[/p][p]• Some toddlers don’t learn the basic speaking and listening skills they will need before their first day at school.[/p][p] [i]Home-Start prevents a problem turning into a crisis.[/i][/p][p][b][u]How do they do it?[/u][/b][/p][p] Home-Start train volunteers to act as mentors. The volunteers are parents themselves and come from the local Hertfordshire community. A volunteer will spend 2-3 hours a week with the family over a period of six to nine months. Home-Start Hertfordshire are currently helping more than a hundred struggling families. Their informal approach is especially successful with parents who are scared or suspicious of government agencies.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Please support me and this worthy cause, if you can, by making a small donation.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Claire[/p]


Personal Challenge Date

26 Jan 2020


Feb 27, 2020

Peter Robinson

Well done Claire, a great effort. From all at Adverta


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2020



plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 18, 2020



plus £13.75 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020



plus £45.00 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020

Simon Cooper

Well done Clare !


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 4, 2020


HELP! No not a SNOW HOLE!!! with love and many congratulations from 'you know who'!


plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Feb 3, 2020

Maree Atkisnon

Exceptional achievement and sure the photograghs, new friends and memories are amazing Brilliant Claire


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2020


Well done Claire it looked amazing xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 1, 2020

Chris watts and family x

Well done Claire another great effort x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 1, 2020


Well done my friend


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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