On this page you will find out details of the charity and corporate supporters of the Fire and Ice Challenge and VSO. Below the list of the sponsors already signed up, you can find out how supporting this challenge can help promote your business in a unique and inspiring way.
The Wilkins Foundation has for many years supported individuals and groups trying to make a difference in the world. A huge thank you to Jason Wilkins and the Wilkins Foundation for all the support they have given me
Formoda are a leading web design and branding agency providing clients with exceptionally designed end to end web services. Formoda developed all of the graphics and content management system for this website. more >
Accenture have been a long time supporter of VSO. Through grants of $7m and employee fundraising through VSO Challenge Events, Accenture has supported VSO with almost $12m and almost 100 long term volunteers more >
Xstrata is one of the world's leading mining companies and an industry leader on sustainable development. As part of the their corporate social investment programme, they have kindly donated a significant sum to VSO. www.xstrata.com
PowerTraveller provide solar power solutions for people travelling in the wilds. PowerTraveller have kitted me out with their top of the range Power Gorilla and Solar Gorilla - providing enough power to charge all of my electronics several times over! more >
Lucozade have provided a significant volume of Lucozade Sport and Energe Tablets for VSO Challenges - helping me get as fit as possible throughout my training. more >
ICEBAR was the perfect location for my leaving party - a bar made entirely of ice and kept at a cool -5c. ICEBAR kindly provided their bar for free and a discount on the restaurant. more >
Pieminister are purveyors of some of the finest pies anywhere in the world. To ensure I was fully fed prior to the challenge, Pieminister provided boxes of their incredible pies! Amazing. more >
Pureberg is a boutique company selling luxury hand sanitizer and have kitted me out for the Pole. I have actually used Pureberg on all my recent expeditions - genuinely great stuff that does the job and doesn't leave your hands smelling of industrial cleaners! more >
Patchesdirect are a small company who make custom patches and badges to be sewn, glued, velcroed to clothing. Patchesdirect are providing all of the corporate logos/patchwork for my kit more >
Your chance to shine...
The Polar Race and the Marathon des Sables are both high profile events that attract world wide media attention, including BBC documentaries, mainstream global TV coverage and global Tier 1 press publications, As Paul is attempting both of these epic races in one year, he is already attracting significant interest from the press (with further press releases planned in 2013).
The 2013 Polar Race is the last ever race, partly due to the costs involved, but largely due to the impacts of climate change - a fact that is of significant interest to the media. The last expedition to the Pole, organised by Polar Race leader Jock Wishart, was the subject of a BBC1 prime time documentary (and numerous articles in global media). We are in final discussions with a production company and a major celebrity to cover the expedition.
Paul is currently speaking to a number of corporates about the exciting opportunity to showcase their brand as part of the Challenge. There are a number of ways that your company can benefit from sponsoring this event:
- Increased brand awareness and association: TV, Press and radio coverage with Paul acting as a brand ambassador for you
- Increased employee engagement: Paul is an accomplished public speaker and will use his deep business experience to inspire your employees to challenge themselves, stretch their ambitions and strive to achieve more
There are a number of different sponsorship packages available and start from as little as £1000 (or equivalent product value). You can work with Paul to create a customised sponsorship agreement to most effectively meet your needs. Example opportunties include:
- Active (but subtle!) brand promotion in TV/Press interviews and photoshoots
- Your logo on Paul's kit (wind suit, fleece, T-shirts, hats etc)
- Live interviews from the Pole (via satellite phone)
- Professional photography from the expedition (featuring your product/logo)
- Pre and Post event presentations to employees
- Distribution of products (as part of promotional/speaking events etc)
Please contact Paul directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07919485266.