Robert Swan, our Fundraising Patron was interviewed in the Telegraph Magazine on Saturday, he is passionate about the environment - you can follow his progress here. It is his mission to build on a growing awareness of the environment and the need for change by informing, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, to be sustainable, and to know that now is the time for action in policy development, business generation and future technologies.
Here is a copy of that Telegraph interview:
In a very successful charity auction dinner last night at The Avenue in St James's, London, over £61,000 was raised for the Shackleton Foundation. There are so many people to thank, including the donators of some stunning auction prizes, and of course, the bidders.
Special thanks must go out to Charlotte and Joanna who helped put the whole event together.
One of the highlights for us was an inspirational talk by our Fundraising Patron, Robert Swan who lit up the room. Another highlight has to have been the £10,000 bid to win the right to name the villain in Andy McNabb's next novel.
Andy had this to say about the Shackleton Foundation:
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to support this new charity.
"Shackleton has always been a hero of mine, and I think the Foundation's mission to identify similarly inspiring leaders in today's world is excellent."
Last night that the Shackleton Foundation gave out its first £10,000 Shackleton Leadership Award to Envision, a pioneering charity which supports young people to develop the skills, awareness, confidence and motivation necessary to lie at the heart of positive change.
It's 3 core principles are as follows:
1. Within every individual lies the desire and capacity to create positive change - all that is required is the opportunity.
2. Learning by doing is more effective than simply learning through instruction.
3. Positive change is brought about by examples of individuals and groups making a difference, 'the ripple effect'.
Click here to see the BBC news website's coverage of our event.
Yesterday the BBC News website covered our story, looking at the Shackleton Centenary Expedition.
Click the following link Descendants train for polar trek to read their take on what we're doing.
This isn't the first time they've covered us as well, here's a link to an article from December: Descendants hoping to finish trek
Today's Telegraph has also covered the guy's going to Greenland.
Click the following link Descendants follow in steps of Shackleton and his team to read more.
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