Tom Cartwright

Tom's Costa Rica Coast2Coast 2022

Fundraising for Borne
raised of £10,000 target
by 46 supporters
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Campaign by Borne (RCN 1167073)
A 275 km trek across Costa Rica to raise funds for Borne's vital research to prevent premature birth.


Thank you for visiting my page and considering donating to Borne! Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five around the world. It is the single biggest cause of neonatal deaths in the UK. From the moment they are born, premature babies face many challenges. Their lives are often complicated by long-term disability, such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease or learning difficulties. Yet, we still do not know why so many babies are born too soon and how to stop it. Borne was created to change this.

On 15th October 2022, I am joining a team of adventurers racing  across Costa Rica from coast to coast to raise £250,000 for Borne's life-saving research into the causes of premature birth.  The team includes Borne Patron,  Rugby World Cup  2003 winner Will Greenwood MBE and Borne Ambassador,  former Australian rugby international Dean Mumm. With your support, we can help prevent babies from being born too soon and give every child the best chance in life, free from disability. Thank you for supporting me and Borne! To find out more, please visit

The Challenge

Starting form the Caribbean Sea, we will battle our way across Costa Rica on foot, bike, kayak and raft. This east to west jungle route is rarely used, even by locals. We will kayak up the Pacuare river, trek  through forests and to heights of 3000m, cycle  past coffee and sugar plantations and raft through white-water rapids before reaching the Pacific Ocean. This challenge will test the limits of our physical and mental endurance - all to prevent babies from being born too soon.

Expediton Leaders

Alan Chambers MBE.

A former Royal Marine, Alan led the first succesful British unsupported expediton form Canada to the Geographic North Pole. He has since led over a dozen North Pole expeditions. Alan was awarded an MBE in 2000 for determination and leadership in constant adversity.

Wayne Hoyle

Wayne has served more than 25 years in the UK special forces including a 2-year command assignment in the US Navy Seal team six. He has led challenges across Vietnam, Cambodia, the Sahara, Central America and Africa. He established  a new route on the north face of Kilimanjaro in 2017.

About the campaign

A 275 km trek across Costa Rica to raise funds for Borne's vital research to prevent premature birth.

About the charity


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RCN 1167073
Borne is a medical research charity working to prevent premature birth. Through our research, we aim to save lives, prevent disability and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.

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