David Mott - Polar Circle Marathon www.davidmott.vc
On 20 October 2012, I embarked on one of the coolest experiences of my life – the Polar Circle Marathon! I completed the 42km run over the Polar Icecap in Greenland in 4h14m42s coming in 8th place and was the first Brit across the line. This was my first marathon. I have been supporting two great charities and raised over £10,000.
Help for Heroes – an amazing charity that has transformed the lives of the wounded service men and women. The press reports the deaths of soldiers but often overlooks the wounded who have sacrificed so much as well.
Cancer Research UK – Cancer has touched almost every family in the country and through my professional work, I have seen some extraordinary scientific developments in the past few years. Scientists are closer than ever to developing cures for several forms of the disease and CRUK plays a pivotal role in supporting this.
The chairmen of both these charities are both friends and professional connections and I am most grateful for their support.
Chairman, Cancer Research UK & adviser to Oxford Capital
“As he undertakes the Polar Circle Marathon to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, I am full of admiration for David Mott. As the leading independent cancer research organisation outside North America, Cancer Research UK relies totally on the generosity of the British public to fund its work. Rarely has the outlook for cancer research been more exciting than it is today.
If David’s stamina matches his ability as an investment professional, I have every confidence he will do extremely well. We wish David every success and are enormously grateful for all sponsorship donations he raises from friends and supporters."
Chairman of Help for Heroes
& CEO of Oxitec, an Oxford Capital portfolio company
"David, the money you raise on behalf of Help for Heroes will go towards creating facilities around the country to support injured servicemen and women to rebuild their lives. Thank you for doing your bit!"
Thank you for you support!
Team target: £10,000.00
Raised so far: £13,450.00