Running Dangerously - The Pole2Pole Challenge
Former King’s Royal Hussar, award-winning author and bestselling author Jordan Wylie has launched his latest challenge in support of three charities with which he is actively involved, and HorsePower Museum is one of them. We are delighted to give him whatever support we can to achieve his goals, so ask you all to dust off those running shoes or walking boots and plan a few miles of your own. Set a target, get your family and friends to sponsor you and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can reach it. Keen to support but not up for the mileage? Why not donate to one of our supporters and encourage them to go the distance!
Every little helps to motivate them to achieve their target. and the Museum gets the funds it needs. Alternatively, a donation made directly or through this site will be equally valuable to the Museum. If you are a taxpayer don’t forget to include GiftAid too as this allows the Museum to claim a significant extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you.
Sign up and do your bit this August to join Jordan and all his supporters on this virtual Pole2Pole Challenge and raise money for HorsePower; Your Museum. Hussar!
How it Works
The Pole2Pole challenge is a virtual journey that allows everyone to join Jordan on his 20,014km journey. You can choose to either walk or run throughout the whole of August whilst tracking your distance using either a Phone App or manually. Your sponsors can choose to sponsor you per mile or provide a set donation which will all go to your selected charity. Do encourage the use of Gift Aid if possible. The total distance will be tracked with leaderboards showing top fundraisers with distance covered!
The challenge Starts on 1 August, but you can sign up from today and all through July and August:
It’s simple to get involved:
- Click here: https://pole2pole.givepenny.com
- Choose your distance
- To support us choose The King’s Royal Hussars Museum
- Start fundraising, tell your friends, and get ready to set off in August!
Fundraising for the future
The launch of this challenge kickstarts our fundraising campaign for an ambitious redesign and modernisation programme to transform the Museum in the next few years. For the first time the collection of all former Regiments of The King’s Royal Hussars is in one location and the Museum is excited for the chance this provides to refresh and modernize our galleries using cutting edge display, lighting and audio visual techniques, and greater use of interactive technology. Greater public access to our archives will be provided to research students, schools and colleges, historians and to those conducting family research. Increased digitisation of our records will greatly assist this research and is likely to uncover long buried accounts of actions, bravery, and stories of the individuals behind the impressive medal collection held in the Museum.
With your help, our aim is to create a modern museum that appeals to all ages and backgrounds, allows visitors to explore our rich history and provide more interactive opportunities for the whole family. Our target in this first campaign is £25000 which will allow for the critical design drawings to be completed and initial building works to be confirmed. 250 supporters raising just £100 each would meet our first target – can you be one of them? In anticipation, we thank you for your support.
Remember even if you are unable to take part in the challenge you can encourage others to do so to help us! Perhaps a relative, friend or neighbour. Please support those who have signed up by donating and as Jordan says, ‘Be The Difference That Makes A Difference’.
Who is Jordan Wylie?
Jordan Wylie joined the Army at 16 and served for ten years in the King’s Royal Hussars between 2001 – 2010, seeing operational service in Northern Ireland and Iraq. Afterwards he entered the world of Maritime Security making headlines after Somali pirates boarded his ship. Driven by this experience he wrote a bestselling book in 2017. An extraordinary adventurer he has undertaken extreme challenges in some of the most dangerous parts of the world raising over £1 million for charity. Currently recovering from an Achilles injury he aims to head to the Antarctica and the North Pole for real in the next 6-9 months!
Jordan is now a HorsePower Museum Trustee and volunteer and has chosen to support HorsePower due to his deep personal connection with the Regiment and Museum.