Leaving something bigger behind.
Through adventure challenges, speaking and books I’ve raised over £85,000 for numerous charities, including CLIC Sargent, Cancer Research UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the Himalayan Trust UK, Red Endangered Animal Connection Trust, Moving Mountains Trust and Active Cheshire. More recently I’ve raised over £25,000 for Young Minds UK – the leading UK charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.
Donate here: www.justgiving.com/ClimbTheUK
Mental Health Advocate
Like 1 in 4 people in the UK each year, mental illness has affected me since childhood, suffering with depression, anxiety and the eating disorder bulimia. Now I share experiences openly through speaking, writing and social media to raise awareness and better understanding about eating disorders in men, because nobody should suffer in silence like I did. Mental illness doesn’t have to stop us achieving extraordinary things.
I’m proud to be an ambassador for charities to inspire and engage people with important causes that affect our lives and wider society.
YHA England & Wales (Youth Hostel Association) are a charity with a mission to reach more than one million young people every year, transforming young lives through travel, adventure and discovery by creating opportunities to explore, learn, share and grow. Because where you go changes who you become.
Find out more at www.yha.org.uk
PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) are a charity empowering isolated communities in Nepal through sustainable health, education and livelihood opportunities. Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal they have also provided essentials such as healthcare, food and shelter.
Find out more at https://phaseworldwide.org
Walk For Nepal
In partnership with PHASE Worldwide we organised a series of fundraising walks on Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Snowdon raising over £40,000 for disadvantaged people in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake.
Read more here: https://phaseworldwide.org/events/walk-for-nepal-2019-ireland/
Pride of Britain
As a result of Climb The UK I was chosen to win the Pride of Britain ITV Granada Reports ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ in 2017.
Read the full story here>
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
I proudly support the Duke of Edinburgh’s award as a regular Gold Award Presenter, to celebrate and recognise the achievements of remarkable young people.