The Charities

I’ve picked four great charities to support while I trek to the North Pole. Find out a bit more about why I’ve chosen these below:

Cancer Research UK

We’re the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
For over 100 years, our doctors, scientists and nurses have worked tirelessly to beat cancer. We’ve transformed the way cancer is prevented, diagnosed and treated, and our work has saved millions of lives in the UK and worldwide.
In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years. You can be part of this journey to help us beat cancer sooner. For more information and to support our work, please visit

Rennie Grove House Hospice

rennie grove house hospice

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a registered charity offering services to support local patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families. It offers a 24 hour responsive hospice at home service in combination with other services such as day hospice and family support, allowing patients to choose how and where they want to be cared for towards the end of life. Specialist staff work with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive and seamless care for patients and their families at all stages of the illness. The charity relies on the generosity of the local community to fund around 85% of its £6.7m annual costs.

earthworks st albans

We are a charity based in St. Albans providing training in horticulture and other healthy, outdoor activities. We have been established for 19 years offering rewarding and fulfilling outdoor tasks on our 3 acre site. Our service is aimed at people with either learning disabilities or mental health issues. The activities on our site are mostly gardening based, such as, grass mowing, managing our orchard, potting up and planting out our organic fruit and vegetables and harvesting the produce to sell. We also make and sell a variety of handmade crafts. Many trainees arrive with low self-esteem and have little confidence. We have seen so many learning disabled people flourish and gain self-worth and belief in themselves, as well as gaining valuable skills.

Antarctic heritage trust

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust exists to advance the preservation, enhancement and promotion of Antarctic heritage and to engage, inform and inspire a global audience.