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Jewson provides shelter for The Coldest Journey

Published: 11 January 2013
Builders merchant Jewson has donated £3,000 worth of building materials to help Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his team succeed in their forthcoming expedition, The Coldest Journey.
Jewson provides shelter for The Coldest Journey
The Coldest Journey is the first-ever attempt to cross the trans-Antarctic continent during the polar winter. The expedition, which will see the pioneers withstand temperatures as low as -90°C and travelling mostly in complete darkness, aims to raise £6m for Seeing is Believing, a global charitable initiative to fight avoidable blindness.

Jewson's materials have been used in the construction of two specially-engineered cabooses (sledge-mounted living quarters), which will house the six-man team along with their equipment and fuel for the entire 2,000-mile journey.

The materials were donated by Jewson's Stafford branch, where manager Lloyd Norman commented: "It's extremely rare that you get the opportunity to become involved in such an exciting project as this, and we're proud to have been able to play a part, alongside other companies who have contributed materials."

He added that it had also been a great pleasure to be given the opportunity to visit the ice-strengthened expedition ship SA Agulhas, and to meet Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


Published prior to March 2014
By joanne norman
brilliant! jewson involved in part of history

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