Heart Internet is proud to sponsor Neil Hunter in his heroic solo expedition to the South Pole – in aid of Diabetes UK – and here’s why:
For some people, being told you have Type 2 Diabetes would feel like the end of the world. But, when Ministry of Defence Police Officer, Neil, received that diagnosis, he decided it was his reason to visit the ends of the world.
In the last 12 years, Neil has taken part in the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race, skied over 350 miles across the Greenland icecap and climbed the highest mountain in North America (Denali) as well as the highest mountain in Europe (Elbus), among many other adventures.
And now he is skiing his way through an unsupported, unassisted solo man-haul across 700 miles of Antarctic ice.
So, Neil is going to have the whitest Christmas imaginable – in constant 60mph winds, and minus 45° temperatures.
How you can support Neil and Diabetes UK
You might spare him a thought as you tuck into your Christmas turkey. You can follow Neil’s adventure either on his Facebook page or via the 90 Degrees South Solo website. You can even track his progress, here.
But, for now, the greatest gift you could give him would be to make a donation, to help Diabetes UK in their ceaseless work in combating this terrible condition.
That’s why Neil is going to such extraordinary lengths – to raise money for their life-saving work. His target is £15,000.
You can donate to Neil’s “South Pole Solo” campaign, at JustGiving.com.
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