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George Potts

George Potts' 111km Antarctic Sled-Pull

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My story

[p][b]This Christmas I am taking on the ‘last degree’ challenge in aid of Rainbows4Children.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]11/12/17 (Fundraising Update): [/b]At our stretch target of £15,000, Kathryn and Max will be able re-equip the IT lab (170 PCs & Laptops; replacing 7-year old refurbished IT equipment), as well as setup new IT and Coding training stations for the students.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]Who are Rainbows4Children?[/u][/b][/p][p][url=http://www.rainbows4children.org/]Rainbows[/url] are behind the Nicolas Robinson School and Learning Centre in Ethiopia, which the founding team have built from scratch since 2005. Rainbows are today delivering education for 1,380 enrolled children, predominantly from extremely challenged backgrounds (with parents often the victim of war or land mines) and this year, the school graduated nearly 100 young adults into University education. [/p][p] [/p][p]As ever, there are wonderful people at the heart of this dedicated endeavour – and I am thankful to Max and Kathryn Robinson for giving me the chance to support their incredible work, setup in memory of their beloved Son, Nicolas Robinson.[/p][p] [/p][p][u]The "last degree" Challenge? [/u][/p][p]I will traverse 111km of terrain in Antarctica (or “one degree” of the Earth’s surface) this Christmas (much to my fiancee’s delight!)). I set off from Punta Arenas on the Southern tip of Chile on the 18th of December and will arrive at the Geographic South Pole on the 28th of December.[/p][p] [/p][p]I will be pulling a sled laden with 40kg of supplies and camping equipment for 9 hours a day in temperatures averaging -25C/-13F (which wind chill takes nearer -50C/-58F). I will be doing so at an elevation of 10,000 ft. above sea level, which physiologically feels like 11,000ft due to atmospheric pressure at the poles. [/p][p] [/p][p]With one day of sub-zero camping and sled pulling under my belt, it will be a challenging experience.[/p][p] [/p][p][b][u]Why Antarctica?[/u][/b][/p][p]I came across the opportunity to traverse Antarctica after reports of Henry Worsley’s tragic death hit UK newspapers in January 2016. Mr. Worsley was taking on a challenge of immense proportion and contributed massively throughout his life to several wonderful charitable endeavours. He is someone I would do well to emulate in life, and on this expedition, as I attempt a slither of the challenge that he so bravely took on.[/p][p][br][/p][p][i]Thank you for taking the time and I hope with your support and sponsorship that we can give a boost to the positively life-changing work taking place at Rainbows4Children. I wish you a fantastic Christmas break, and best regards [/i][/p][p][i]George[/i][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

30 Dec 2017




Well done George from all at Vision




Well done from all at NorthEdge. Glad to have you back at home !

£2000.00 plus £500.00 Gift Aid


Dan Eaton

What an achievement!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Congrats George



Jon Robinson

Well done George amazing achievement

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Uncle Pete

Can think of easier ways to raise funds, however George , you are special. Congratulations.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Phil Frame


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


John Rastrick

Well done George a fantastic achievement for a very worthy cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Massive Congrats George! Literally inspirational.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Unbelievable challenge, fantastic achievement and deserved cause. Great stuff George.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid