William’s interview with Radio Pembrokeshire

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Radio Pembrokeshire Interview

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Departure

Departure day is almost here. My journey from Pembrokeshire starts tomorrow, but I will not reach Southern Chile until Monday the 2nd of Jan. Getting to this stage has taken a lot of hard work and organisation and my thanks go once again to Cherry and Liz for helping me get this far. I would also like to thank Elvira Watts who has attached my corporate sponsor’s logos to my kit. You will see who these are elsewhere on the website.

Also thanks to everyone who has made donations through the website so far, these are trickling in but now that I am actually leaving, please, please make a donation for Teenage Cancer Trust, which is a really worthy cause.

Everything is ready for my departure. My kit is sorted, I have a satellite phone and all the travel arrangements are in place. I leave tomorrow morning and will spend a quiet New Year’s Eve in an hotel in Heathrow with Pamela. I then fly out of UK on Sunday via USA to Southern Chile.

I am feeling – anxious, excited and very focused and really just want to get on with it after all the preparation. I will be endeavouring to post more regular blogs during my trek to keep everyone updated. Next time will be from foreign climes!

Me leaving the office for the last time before my trek

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Interview on Roy Noble Show

My training is really beginning to step up now.  I am doing intense gym sessions and at least one trek with a weighted pack each week, but feeling fitter each time.  Preparations are hotting up a pace, I now have all my kit including prescription goggles and glasses, which Specsavers have kindly sponsored and I have booked my hotel in Punta Arenas for the stopover in Southern Chile before transfer to Antarctica.

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History in the making!

This is history in the making, my first ever blog!  I have to confess I don’t have a facebook page, I don’t do Twitter, Flickr, or anything like that.  I’m actually quite a private person bur realise the importance of this.   Not to promote me but to raise money for my nominated charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Teenage-Cancer-Trust

At Teenage Cancer Trust, we understand
that young people with cancer require
specialist care.

We know how damaging it is to take a young person away from their everyday life, their friends, their environment, their family – and put them in a cancer ward with small children or older people.

Young people have a much better chance in their fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. So we’re working every day to make that happen.

Building specialist units

We don’t believe that teenagers should have to stop being teenagers, just because they have cancer. So we fund and build specialist units for young people in NHS hospitals. Our units bring teenagers with cancer together with loads of new friends of their own age so they can support each other.
Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists who pool knowledge to create a body of expertise that’s second to none. They’re backed up by our Nurse Consultants who provide clinical care, develop research, deliver professional education and ensure that standards remain as high as possible.

Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Everything about them has been designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. We want every young person with cancer in this country to have that chance.

Our aim

Teenage Cancer Trust aims to ensure that every young person with cancer and their family receive the best possible care and professional support throughout their cancer journey.

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Who

William McNamara OBE is used to a challenge, in fact he’s become quite adept at them with his role as CEO of Bluestone, yet he’s sure to face his biggest challenge to date as he undertakes the ultimate adventure – an expedition to the South Pole

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