Team: Cable & Wireless Polar Team
||Alderney, Channel Islands|
||72kg (159 lbs)|
||Telephone Engineer and Alderney Manager for Cable & Wireless Guernsey|
||I love the sea and currently enjoy ribbing, diving and being part of the lifeboat crew. I also enjoy reading, music and time with my family.|
|PRIOR ARCTIC EXPERIENCE:
|PRIOR EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE:
|PREVIOUS FURTHEST NORTH:
|PREVIOUS COLDEST PLACE:
||I think skiing in Scotland clinches this one as well|
(although we did get a heavy frost in Alderney last winter!)
|REASON FOR ENTERING RACE:
||The personal challenge together with the lure of such an alien environment proved too much to resist.|
Born in Alderney in the Channel Islands in 1966 and still living
there. I really enjoyed freedom and the outdoor life growing up on
such a safe, child-friendly island. I spent most of my time
beaching, biking, exploring, fishing, dingy sailing, camping and
scouting to name a few activities. Educated in the local combined
primary and secondary school until I slipped into the "drop out
zone" when starting my exams. A swift move to Jersey for a
couple of years saw me successfully through my O levels and then
back to Alderney.
I started working at a local garage but then moved to the local
telecommunications company where I completed an apprenticeship and I
am still working there now.
Having met and married Erica in Alderney we started to build a 13m
catamaran with ideas of sailing off into the sunset. This rather
ambitious project has been delayed whilst we built our house, had a
couple of children, extended the house, had a couple more children
and are now finishing the garden and spending a lot of time with the
family! The boat project was back on track with ideas of launching
next year but now an Arctic expedition is on the cards as well!
Asides from the time spent with my family, I am a keen sailor and
diver and like to get on the sea as often as I can. I am also lucky
enough to be on the local lifeboat and enjoy the challenges this
provides as well as being part of a great team.
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 are aiming to raise £20,000 for the
Guernsey GOSH appeal,
which is raising funds to build an accommodation block at
Great Ormond Street. Once again thanks must go to our
sponsors for enabling us to enter this race and to attempt to
raise this money.
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.