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We hope to raise £100,000 for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Please donate to this very worthy cause. So far we have raised £3,424.16 (+£548.51 Gift Aid) for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, which is 3.42% of our target.


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Latest Donations

£50 (+£12.50 Gift Aid) was donated by CBS on 26 Jul 2016
Message from CBS: Good Luck Alex

£10 (+£2.50 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 22 Jul 2016
Message: Good luck Alex and team.

£250 was donated by Lt Col and Mrs Brazier on 18 Jul 2016
Message from Lt Col and Mrs Brazier: Well done Alex from proud grandparents!

£10 (+£2.50 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 10 Jul 2016
Message: Hi Chris, Saw your advert in the local paper. I am ex H&WAS but I wanted to donate to your expedition. Keep safe mate !! Kindest Regards Clive Shearman formerly Bromsgrove.

£20 (+£5.00 Gift Aid) was donated by someone on 02 Jul 2016
Message: Smash it Alex! Well done

Thank you all for your donations!

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Blog Articles

SPEAR17 Team Training

Thu, 02 Jun 2016
Team training 28-29 May The team training over the bank holiday weekend began early on Saturday morning, with a briefing on the plans for the expedition. The final team of Continue Reading →

Medical Research on Ice

Tue, 22 Mar 2016
The SPEAR team will be taking on an extreme challenge. Many treks or expeditions are described like this, but when you think that more people have landed on the moon Continue Reading →

The Long Drag

Tue, 22 Dec 2015
Since starting my build-up preparation for Norway some months ago, I thought about working towards a goal – a personal challenge as a culmination of my training. The aim would Continue Reading →

Becoming Polar Strong

Sat, 05 Dec 2015
– Four elements and Four principles of strength training. Endurance athletes need to be strong. Why? It would be fair to say that the lines in the resistance training world Continue Reading →

Storm Clodagh

Sun, 29 Nov 2015
With storm Clodagh inbound it was time to head to the beach again for more tyre hauling training in preparation for Norway (and ultimately the Antarctic). Winds speed were due Continue Reading →

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