2 Adventures, 2 Chances to Help!

Getting fit and ready, it’s all in the preparation!  I need your help in reaching my goal.  Before my South Pole Quest I am embarking on 12 day preparation trek and training in Antarctica, the coldest, highest desert on the planet!

The 12 day guided trek across Antarctica will take place this December and will provide me with invaluable experience and training for my next challenge, a grueling  solo trek over  53 days in the South Pole.

I am seeking the support of a single sponsor, or a select group of sponsors to cover the costs of basecamp/rescue services, insurance flights, meals and equipment.

 I am seeking to raise £24,000

PLEASE HELP  – DONATE TO ONE ADVENTURE OR BOTH, ONCE IS ENOUGH, BUT TWICE IS ALWAYS NICEST.


Abridged Autobiography Now Available

“Far From Myself, From Jamaica to the North Pole” 

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Soon to be published but you can get an advance taster now while pledging your support for my journey to THE SOUTH POLE.   Help me reach my goal spread the word.

 

 

 



Raising funds for Childrens’ Hospice

Handing a cheque to Nikki Michaels, Head of Community Fundraising.

I was delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £1000 to Noah’s Ark. It is a cause which is dear to my heart. I have always been impressed with the skill and kindness with which the Hospice deals with the children in its care. I lost a relative to leukemia, so I know how important the hospice movement is in offering care and support to those suffering from the illness, as well as to their families and loved ones. You can read the full article here.

ICE

ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) have generously decided to donate £1,000 to the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, this is really exciting news and I know the ACLT will be delighted with this much needed contribution. Thank you ICE!

‘Buy a Mile’

Dwayne will soon be launching ‘Buy a mile’, this will allow you as sponsors to buy sections of his journey. You will be able to see Dwayne’s progress throughout his challenge, find out how he’s getting on and watch him as he takes on your section of Antarctica.To find out more contact us through the link in the top left hand corner of this screen

Independent: ‘The first black Briton to walk to the South pole’

A man from Hackney who turned his life around after narrowly surviving a street shooting is set to become the first black Briton to walk to the South Pole.

Dwayne Fields will begin a 58-day, 1,150km trek to the most hostile environment on earth in November

He is already the first black British man to have reached the North Pole, and hopes his exploits will encourage more inner-city teenagers to explore the British countryside.

Read more here

Dwayne’s Fields of Dreams (Hackneyhive.co.uk)

In 2010 Stoke Newington resident, Dwayne Fields became the first Black Briton to walk from the most northern point of Canada to the magnetic North Pole, covering over 400 miles in 22 days (of which 16 days was a race) across snow and frozen ocean, when he competed in the Peary and Hansen Race with an organisation called the Polar Challenge. He raised over £1000 for charity.

http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk/index/2011/03/dwaynes-fields-of-dreams/

Jamaican athlete in Arctic challenge

HE’S been stabbed three times, seen loved ones shot to death and miraculously escaped being gunned down himself – but now Dwayne Fields is preparing for his biggest challenge yet.

The 27-year-old has been training in Plymouth alongside veteran international race walker Edmund Shillabeer as he gears up for the 2010 Polar Challenge.

The 370-mile trek sees the competitors battling across snow and frozen ocean as they race from the tip of Canada to the North Pole.

Entering its sixth year in April, the month-long challenge will be televised to 168million homes in more than 100 countries.

Jamaican-born Dwayne is determined to steer youngsters away from the violent crime he grew up with in Hackney, east London, and donate money to the Action For Children charity on his return.

“I’ve had my experiences with gun and knife crime – I was a victim of both – so I want to encourage people away from this sort of lifestyle,” he said.

“If the message is coming from someone like me, someone who’s been there, then hopefully the kids will be able to identify with it.”

Dwayne, who lost a close friend to a shooting two years ago, was stabbed in his abdomen in one attack, then knifed twice between his shoulder and chest in another. He also had a gun pointed at his chest – but when the gunman pulled the trigger the weapon miraculously failed to go off.

“When it didn’t go off I wanted to retaliate,” he said. “Luckily I took a few minutes to think about it, because it could have ended so differently. If doing this can stop one person getting involved then it will be well worth it.”

Dwayne came close to joining rower James Cracknell and TV star Ben Fogle when they raced to the South Pole earlier this year.

After training in Plymouth with Mr Shillabeer, who holds the British record for the fastest 100km walk, he headed for a climate centre in Eastbourne to test himself in polar conditions.

“I’ve never done anything like this before so it’s going to be a real achievement,” he said. “I’m pretty fit anyway and I’ve done the Three Peaks Challenge – but this is a different ball game.”

University student Dwayne said he was inspired by black explorer Matthew Henson who, along with Robert Peary, claimed to be the first person to reach the North Pole 100 years ago.

Businesses and individuals willing to sponsor Dwayne please email your interest.

http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Jamaican-athlete-Arctic-challenge/story-11381080-detail/story.html