Team: Cable & Wireless Polar Team
||Sark, Channel Islands|
||85kg (187 lbs)|
||Reading, Football, Cricket, Rugby, Cooking, and any other sports!|
|PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:
|PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:
|PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:
|PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:
|REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:
||1) Personal Development|
2) Different Experience
3) To be able to sing somewhere really loudly without my son telling me to shut up!!
4) To see if Jock will actually buy a round of drinks!
I was born in 1969 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and lived there until I
was five years old when my family moved to Sark in the Channel
Islands where I am now the resident engineer on the island for
Cable & Wireless Guernsey Ltd, the local Telecom Provider. I was
educated at the local primary school and then went to Elizabeth
College in Guernsey and served a happy time there, as a boarder.
After a brief spell working in the UK and trying several different
things I ended up back in Guernsey working in a bank.
After becoming incredibly bored I returned home to Sark where I
built a house, married and started a family. I am married to Liz
(understanding) and have a five year old son, Sam (noisy!).
My work is varied and I combine a busy workday with a varied social
life based around spending time with my family and playing and
coaching sport. I am also heavily involved at an administrative
level of our local sports club, which promotes and encourages sport
To relax, I especially enjoy reading and cookery and of course
watching sport on TV! I have been known to enjoy the odd half down
at my local pub!
The main sponsor for our team is
Cable & Wireless,
our employers. They have given over half of the entry fee, for
which we are very grateful.
Computer Protec Systems is a specialist in provision and
maintenance of UPS systems, generators and full electrical
installations for businesses in the Channel Islands.
delivers a comprehensive range of professional services to
businesses worldwide and in the Channel Islands is a leading
provider of audit, tax and regulatory services.
supplies fibre communications equipment to the
We will be raising money for the
Guernsey GOSH appeal
which is raising funds to build an accommodation block at
Great Ormond Street.
Every year dozens of Guernsey children are treated at the
world famous Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The
accommodation for both children and parents desperately
needs upgrading. This appeal aims to raise funds to help build
and furnish a Guernsey floor in the planned "Patient Hotel",
opposite the Hospital, which will benefit local children and
their parents for years to come.