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[p]On 13th November 2015, Henry Worsley arrived at his start point of Berkner Island, Antarctica, to embark upon an ambitious goal 100 years after Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Endurance trip to complete the first ever solo unsupported and unassisted crossing of the Antarctic landmass.[/p][p]Henry had undertaken this incredible effort and subsequent sacrifice on behalf of other veterans who had been injured during their service, by raising funds through donations to the Endeavour Fund.[/p][p]The Endeavour Fund is managed by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and exists to support the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans to use sport and adventurous challenge as part of their recovery and rehabilitation.[/p][p]In his last statement sent from Antarctica, Henry articulated why he had set out across the ice and in doing so, demonstrated his own values of selfless commitment and courage:[/p][p]“I set out on this journey to attempt the first solo unsupported crossing of the Antarctic landmass, a feat of endurance never before achieved.[/p][p]“But more importantly, to raise support for The Endeavour Fund, to assist wounded soldiers in their rehabilitation. Having been a career soldier for 36 years and recently retired, it has been a way of giving back to those far less fortunate than me.”[/p][p]With only 30 miles to go, Henry eventually realised that he was not well enough to continue on his journey and called for evacuation. His final words were………..[/p][p]“The 71 days alone on the Antarctic with over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey’s end – so close to my goal.”[/p][p]He was flown to hospital in Punta Arenas where he was found to have bacterial peritonitis and despite all efforts, he died on 24th January 2016.[/p][p]His aim was to raise £100,000 for the Endeavour Fund and through the kindness of many wonderful people across the world, donations are now over £560,000. He would be so incredibly grateful as are Joanna, Max and Alicia to whom the work of the Endeavour Fund means absolutely everything.[/p][p] [/p]