WEB_Polar-Ocean-Challenge-homecomingOn Thursday 26 January at 6.30pm St Chris student Ben Edwards is giving a talk about his experience of becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate the North Pole.

Last summer the voyage, led by adventurer David Hempleman-Adams, set out to sail 13,500 miles around the North Pole in one season (four months).

Along the way, Ben and his crew mates had a number of memorable experiences encountering hurricanes, polar bears and the Northern Lights.

Head of St Christopher School, Richard Palmer, said: “Ben’s talk will be a fascinating insight into completing a major challenge such as this. The strength of character needed when facing the responsibilities he had on the boat is quite extraordinary, particularly when you consider his age. Ben’s talk will appeal to young and old alike who are interested in exploration, the environment and what it takes to stay positive and focused when living and working on a small boat in the middle of ocean people for months on end!”

Ben has so far raised £8,000 through this challenge to support an innovative research project into paediatric gastroenterology taking place at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge

Tickets for the talk are free but please RSVP to hello@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call 01223 127 757.

The event takes place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Theatre.

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