EXPEDITION

THE TEAM

CHARITIES

SPONSORS

EXPEDITION

We are training to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica in November 2023. Together we will cover 1,900 Km, pulling 85 Kg pulks (supply sleds) in temperatures as low as -50 and in wind speeds of over 60 mph in approximately 70 days. That’s around 27 Km every day.

Conquering this route using mind and muscle power alone will be a World Record, as the team would be the first all female emergency services team to achieve this.

Join us on our journey to eradicate gender stereotypes and to increase awareness of the impact of poor mental health.

We are preparing to face one of the harshest environments in the world to give you full insight of who we are as ordinary women – who are capable of doing extraordinary things. As firefighters, we are often portrayed as strong individuals who are resistant to tragedy, and able to cope and to continue at any cost.
This isn’t true.

Mental health affects firefighters. Gender stereotyping affects prospective firefighters. Both can affect us all.

 

We can’t face this alone. Together we can.

The team

We are firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB).

As an all-female team of five: Nakita Ross, Alison Kibblewhite, Rebecca Rowe, Nikki Upton and Georgina Gilbert – we’re going on an expedition to empower women and tackle the stigma around mental health.

We will be sharing with you why this expedition matters so much to us all.

charities

To make this incredible expedition happen, we need to raise £500,000 to support us with training, equipment, nutrition, technology and specialist technical support.

We will be raising vital funds for our nominated charities

  • The Firefighters Charity
  • The Fawcett Society
  • The Harlequins Foundation

Your help will enable us to make our vision a reality and assist people in emergency services that are living with trauma and injury.

We appreciate your support and are so thankful for your donation.

 

We can’t do this without you. Be part of our journey. 

The Fire Fighters Charity provides confidential, personalised support to the entire fire services community. They deliver mental health, physical health and social wellbeing services at their centres, remotely, online and in communities around the UK. Championing the health and wellbeing of all those they support, with the aim to ensure their beneficiaries can live well, for life. The charity supports all fire and rescue service personnel, whatever their role.

The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Their vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.

The Harlequins Foundation is the embodiment of the Club’s belief to put their communities at the heart of everything they do. As the charitable arm of Harlequin FC, their focus is on inspirational, sustainable and transformative solutions that tackle inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable in society using education, skills development and entrepreneurship.

sponsors & Funding

NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND

The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their community. They are proud to award money raised by National Lottery players across the UK.

Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen are proud providers of more than 150 years on innovation, creating gear that is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains & worksites.

UK FIRE MAGAZINE

Media Partners. UK Fire is a quarterly journal specific to the UK Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting.

ASIA PACIFIC FIRE

Media Partners. Asia Pacific Fire is the only quarterly journal for the Asia Pacific Fire protection, fire service and emergency management communities.

INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTER MAGAZINE

Media Partners. International Firefighter magazine is the leading global publication for municipal and industrial firefighters, and the fire and rescue industry.

THE WESTON BILTONG COMPANY

A UK based, family run award winning producer of Biltong, specilising in a range of exciting flavours created with an ethical conscience.

Use code FIREANGELS to receive 10% off products!

EXPLORER COFFEES

An individual purveyor of coffees and coffee products, Explorer Coffees is a Veteran Owned business with a strong military ethic.

THE GOODWASH COMPANY

The GoodWash Company are a Welsh brand with a humble social conscience. They focus on quality products whilst having the community at the heart of everything they do

KITTAGS

A military inspired UK based company offering personalised KitTags. Prominent supporters of Emergency Services and Armed Forces.

RUDDY NICE

Ruddy Nice are our website sponsors. They have expertise in Military Training and Simulation, Defence, Exhibitions and Events…

DSET

Supported Charity for #DSET2021. DSET was set up in 2016 to facilitate military to military engagement; and to give military the opportunity to educate industry in a challenge lead approach.

ELISABETH SEWS

Elisabeth is a unique designer of handmade keepsake bears created out of fabric that is of significance to her clients.

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