I have just reached a massive milestone – 50 backers and £2130. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support that I am receiving from family, friends, colleagues, parents of students and some students themselves. I want to thank you all for helping me to take this opportunity to gain more knowledge about sustainability and to then pass on my knowledge and empower others.
On an even more personal note, being accepted on this expedition and the subsequent preparation for this trip has given me a real boost in strength of mind and strength of body. I am working really hard on getting my leg physically strong to be able to undertake the challenge of walking on Antarctic ice and climbing glaciers! It has given me a new lease of life and focus after having sport removed from my daily life, which has been very hard to cope with.
I can’t wait to share pictures, stories and knowledge from Antarctica and am looking forward to naming lots of penguins after some of you!
Thank you for your continued support,