When it comes to awards, I’m not just a taker (Hold on, we really still haven’t won?) – I’m a giver too.
I help fund The Next Challenge Grant, an annual bursary for adventures chosen and administered by adventurer (and accountant) Tim Moss.
This year’s grant winners have just been announced and they’re a terrific bunch of adventurers who I’m proud to help out.
My personal favourites: Mark Holmes who’s making swimming escapes from the UK’s three prison islands, and Sue Manning who’s walking around Scotland with a pack pony.
I particularly wanted to help The Next Challenge Grant because my first big adventure, cycling 4,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain, was only possible thanks to support from my nan.
One of the last things she said to me before she died was ‘Do it while you can!’ She’d have loved to help out these intrepid adventurers.