Tonight, myself and the Equal Adventure team will be attending a presentation by Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the Coylumbridge Hilton Hotel in Aviemore. Sir Ranulph will be giving a presentation about the incredible experiences he has encountered over his years of being an explorer, adventurer and writer.
Sir Ranulph has been described as “The World’s Greatest Living Explorer” by The Guinness Book of Records. Over the years, he has made many great achievements, such as climbing Mount Everest, raising £2 million for the British Heart Foundation.
Equal Adventure Charity have been selected by Sir Ranulph to be the nominated charity for the evening, with all donations being contributed to our Adventure Mentors’ and Adventure Technicians’ programme with wounded, injured and sick personnel. We are delighted to have been asked to be the nominated charity for the event and we hope to raise a healthy amount for Equal Adventure Charity.
The relationship between Equal Adventure and Sir Ranulph began when Sir Ranulph amputated his own frost bitten fingers over twenty years ago. Sir Ranulph approached our director, Suresh Paul, to create a product that would aid him in his expeditions. Suresh designed and produced a bespoke paddle to assist with sailing activities. Since this project, Suresh has been inspired to create an adaptive paddle set.
On Thursday afternoon, Sir Ranulph will be visiting The Old Dairy, when we are looking forward to showing him our new premises and our current projects.
I’m looking forward to hearing about Sir Ranulph’s experiences at his presentation on Wednesday and showing him around The Old Dairy. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for images from the event, Sir Ranulph’s visit, and updates on how much the event raised for EA Charity.
Tickets are still available for Wednesday’s event (along with other dates in his Highlands Tour) and can be bought by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.