Paul Gurney

Fire and Ice Challenge 2013/14

Fundraising for Voluntary Service Overseas
raised of £50,000 target
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Event: Fire and Ice Challenge, on 1 October 2014
We work through volunteers to bring about lasting change


Between April 2013 and March 2014, I am attempting to complete the two ‘toughest races on earth’ something I believe only 2 other people have ever achieved - with the added challenge I am doing them both in the same year. By racing 600km to the North Pole and running 260km in the Saharan desert, I will experience the two harshest environments on earth with temperatures ranging from -50c to +50c in my effort to raise £50,000 for the charity VSO. For more information, please go to

100% of all money raised will go to VSO - none of the money from charity donations will go towards the costs of these challenges (funded through corporate sponsorship and my own wallet!). The money will help provide 2,500 people in the developing world build the skills to get jobs, support their families and contribute to their communities.

Please do support this challenge, or even better take part in a challenge of your own to raise money for VSO. See for more information.

Thank you!

About the charity

VSO is an international development organisation that brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. Everyday, VSO volunteers are working to empower people living in some of the world’s most marginalised communities.

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