Over the next few years I will be undertaking a series of challenges to help raise money for the search and rescue charity S.A.R.A.I.D (Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters). I am currently training as a search and rescue technician with the charity, which is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations and grants. Therefore fundraising by individual members plays a vital role in helping us continue our work.
I will regularly update this page with details of individual challenges.
On 26th May 2017 I will be doing my first sky dive at the Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire. This will be a tandem jump form 7,000 feet. Im not fantastic with heights so would appreciate your support!
On 3rd July I will be taking part in the Fan Dance race series to help raise money for S.A.R.A.I.D who I am currently training with to become a Search and Rescue Technician.
The Fan Dance is a grueling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.
I would appreciate any donations - particularly from my fellow archaeologists! Being able to quickly dig big holes always comes in use!
S.A.R.A.I.D is a British charity dedicated to trying to save the lives of innocent victims of disaster, as well as relieving human suffering around the world regardless of colour, creed, religion and political persuasion.
We specialise in Urban Search & Rescue regardless of location and have a team of dedicated, highly trained volunteers on standby 24/7, every single day of the year. Team members don't receive a penny from the organisation in the form of wages or expenses, all donations are used to support deployments.
S.A.R.A.I.D not only provide a response team once a disaster has happened but are also working with countries to provide advice and training on how to cope in the initial 24 hours of the disaster.