The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry have donated £100,000 to wounded soldiers making the trek across the South Pole.
Chief executive of the Royal Foundation, Nick Booth, told the British press, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are all dedicated to helping our wounded undertake truly great adventures and sporting achievements as part of their recovery. The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge is a perfect demonstration of the tenacity and resolution of the inspirational men and women who serve both our nation and our allies.”
Some may remember Prince Harry, 28, making a similar trip with the servicemen to the North Pole in 2011, also associated with The Walking With The Wounded charity. It is also reported that the funds donated to this trip are from the trio’s Endeavour Fund, which was established in 2012. According to the Royal Foundation’s official website, “The Foundation hopes that the Endeavour Fund will inspire many more wounded Servicemen and women to explore new physical challenges as part of their recovery; rebuilding their confidence and looking forward with optimism to the next chapter of their lives.”
Prince Harry will also be joining the British team on their journey as they race against teams from the Commonwealth and the United States. Reports state that teams will pull their 70kg arctic sledges 210 miles (335km) in winds of 50mph and temperatures of -45 degrees Celsius.