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£1,040raised of £1,000 target by 75 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,040 to Raise funds for Kreslu Police Charity.

    Penzance, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 31st May 2018

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    In April/ May this year, I will be taking part in an Arctic Expedition, and raising money for the Kreslu Police Charity.

    To do this, I will be part of a group of four people that will be travelling to Svalbard, to cross from coast to coast, via climbing the highest mountain. We will be completely unsupported and unguided, relying on each of our own skills and experiences as a team. This is a self funded trip, and everything is paid for by myself.

    The trip itself will involve skiing 165km from coast to coast (sea ice conditions allowing), in temperatures down to - 20 degrees, as well as dodging the 3000 polar bears that inhabit this island and avoiding the glacial crevasses we will be travelling over.

    All of the logistics, planning and navigating will be down to us as a team, and we will haul all of our own kits on Pulks. The only outside involvement will be dropping us by Snowmobile to our start location.

    The Charity itself, Kreslu, provides support to Police Officers, staff and volunteers injured in the line of duty. The charity focuses on Police based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, or those outside of Cornwall who may be injured here whilst supporting us in the Duchy.

    Every year Police in Cornwall are seriously injured either by assaults or accidental injuries whilst on duty. Kreslu provide them with support and short respite breaks for the most seriously injured. Their website is www.kreslu.co.uk

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    • Ben James1 month ago
      Ben James

      Ben James

      1 month ago

      Thank you to everyone one that has donated. We have successfully completed our expedition, and also met the fundraising target. I'm extremely grateful for everyone's support and sharing of the expedition, as well of course your very generous donations.

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    • Ben James3 months ago
      Ben James

      Ben James

      3 months ago

      Training is in full swing, as is the planning, organising and ordering supplies! You may see a strange person dragging a tyre in Cornwall, that's probably me!

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    • Ben James3 months ago
      Ben James

      Ben James

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to everyone so far, just short of half way. Please keep sharing and spreading the word!

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    5 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/9/2018 6:23 PM

    Supporters

    75

    • JG

      JG

      May 9, 2018

      I trust you flew the Cornish flag up there?

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2018

      £20.00

    • Gillian Gillvray

      Gillian Gillvray

      May 5, 2018

      Amazing Ben and Team. Congratulations

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2018

      Dear Daddy,Please bring me back a Polar Bear :)Love from Groot <3PS My Daddy is awesome!

    • Susan Copland-Scott

      Susan Copland-Scott

      May 5, 2018

      Well done quite an achievement !

      £20.00

    • Laura Thomson

      Laura Thomson

      May 5, 2018

      Well done!! I take my hat off to you all! 💪 And well done to you Ben for raising money for an amazing charity 😎👊

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 5, 2018

      Amazing challenge - well done.

      £30.00

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    Ben James

    Ben James

    Penzance, United Kingdom

    My name is Ben, and I have been getting lost in the great outdoors for years. I am raising funds to support Kreslu, a charity supporting injured Police Officers in Cornwall. I see the effect this has on colleagues, physically and mentally, and Kreslu works to supports them.

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