Ex-soldier turned adventurer John Thompson hopes to make history by becoming the first black Briton to reach the North Pole.
Thompson, who is from Hackney East London, will set off on his trip this month (April) for charity. The money raised will be donated to Cancer Research.
John’s website to follow his progress and for sponsors is: www.lastdegree.co.uk.
Cash raised to date so far: £5,312.
Good luck John!