They will be raising money for The AquaLung Trust an organisation set up by Nick Baker, a yacht broker with Camper and Nicholsons International in London, who in June 2001 as a non smoker was somewhat surprised to learn he had lung cancer. After setting up the trust and raising over £500,000, Nick died on 17th May 2008, but his fund continues to fire the imagination of equally brave adventurers. The AquaLung Trust helps fund cancer research; provide health care to vulnerable people caught up in natural disasters, conflict, disease and health system collapse, and funds programmes promoting understanding and tolerance among young people of different backgrounds, faiths and cultures by means of challenging adventure programmes.
Cecil-Wright has been spent months training for towing the sledge by dragging tyres around and has even grown a beard to ward off the chill. He will be accompanied by team members Doug Stoup, Jim Ratcliffe, Jeannot Joly, Henri Thurier, Sam Ratcliffe, George Ratcliffe, Adam Carey and Fred Wadsworth. Donations can be made on the website: www.justgiving.com/Twofeetonthetable