My first Polar Expedition is now beckoning and I am training to walk from 89° North to the North Pole itself. On 9 April 2012 I will make my way to Oslo in Norway. From there I will head north (yes it is possible to go further north still!!!) on a plane for three hours.
This will take me to Longyearbyen in the Svalbard Archipelago. After staying there for a night I will hook up with the team and we will make last minute preparations over two days.
I chose to support Children with Cancer UK because I have seen first-hand the phenomenal work this charity does at both an enterprise and family level.
When running my first charity run, a young friend of the family was diagnosed with leukaemia, and seeing the charity in action really touched my heart. From that point on I have vowed to help raise money for Children with Cancer UK to continue its fantastic work.