On 6th January 2019, I will travel to the Antarctica to under take ONE OF THE MOST EXTREME PEAKS IN THE WORLD. Mount Vinson – the coldest most windswept continent on
This is the highest peak in the Antarctica , temperatures
will be MINUS 30 – MINUS 45, consist of 24 hour daylight and high speed winds. The mountain is nearly 5000m high and is completely covered in snow and ice.
The expected climb is expected to take 8-9 days in a extreme environment that will offer both a physical and mental challenge. Each team member must carry their own equipment alongside all the needed camp necessities.
The Reason for this mission? The Wickers Charity – a Charity that I had set up earlier this year to combat knife and gun crime in Hackney. Needless to say this is something very close to my heart – my brother in law was sadly stabbed to death.
We at The Wickers are on a mission! Our goal is simple, we want to show these youths there is a better life out there. We believe with empowering them with skills and confidence in everyday life, they can make something of their lives. More often than not, these children are left to fend for themselves out on the streets and are often targeted by ‘olders’ who will in turn manipulate them to begin to sell drugs on the street, carry weapons and get involved in the large epidemic of gun and knife violence.
We have recently opened a centre which is known as The Hub , in East London– here we aim to provide the youths at risk, a place of security and skills enhancement. Quite simply, we are out there changing these children’s lives. We have weekly sessions which combine professionals visiting from coding, creative design, art, educational support and employ ability skills.
So, I ask you here Ladies & Gents to dig DEEP. As I write this plea it is in this week alone that 5 young children were so tragically stabbed to death.
No matter the size of your donation - from the bottom of my heart, Thank You. I promise that with every penny we will strive to improve not only these children's lives - but everyone they will come into contact with.
Let's make the streets safe again.