To mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition this year, the Shackleton Foundation is running the My Antarctic campaign. This campaign sees trustees of the Shackleton Foundation face their very own ‘Antarctic’, a personal challenge to overcome, in order to raise money for the charity. So far trustees have posed nude for life drawing classes and spent a night on London’s streets. The next challenge sees Tim Fright cycle from London to Geneva on a fold-up Brompton bicycle later this month. Tim’s journey will be around 700 miles and should (barring minor mishaps and misfortunes) take a little over a week.
Speaking ahead of his challenge, Tim has said “I am ever-so slightly terrified of what lies before me, but grateful for the support of both Brompton, and the Shackleton Foundation. Over the past few months I’ve expanded my horizons and explored more of the UK by bike. My hope is that more people take up the My Antarctic challenge and do something that pushes their boundaries, expands their horizons, and raises much-needed funds for the Shackleton Foundation to continue its valuable work. #MyAntarctic”
Founded in 2007, by descendants of the original Nimrod expedition, the Shackleton Foundation celebrates the legacy of the great man in a 21st century context.
The Shackleton Foundation provides a unique solution to the varied problems of today’s disadvantaged youth. They do this by providing seed-funding to social entrepreneurs with innovative projects that make a positive impact to the lives of young people. People prepared to take a risk to help others less fortunate themselves – truly in the spirit of Shackleton.