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Antarctic Quest 21 – A Strong Project Partner

The ReQuest2021 team are delighted to be partnering with another polar project – Antarctic Quest 21 taking place early in 2022. There is certainly a common ethos shared between the two projects. The Antarctic Quest 21 team will kindly be helping some of the ReQuest2021 team capture research data.

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition is all about highlighting the values and the spirit of the heroic pioneers of Antarctic Exploration and in particular Sir Ernest Shackleton. It is also about undertaking a journey that will allow the team to contribute to the scientific understanding of what is happening in Antarctica and what this means to every one of us. Finally, it is about extending that knowledge to future generations so that they may also be inspired by the science and adventure of what our forebears have done.

Find out more about their project on http://www.antarcticquest21.com

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 15

EPISODE 15 – Fri 1st Jan 2021  – A special New Year’s Day extended ReQuest interview with Ann Savours Shirley, historian of polar exploration, both Arctic and Antarctic. She is most widely known for her study of Robert Falcon Scott’s ship HMS Discovery. She spoke in amazing detail about her life for almost an hour and a half! As she has had such a fascinating life it has been shared in its entirety as a bit of polar social history. 

NOTE: The interview was recorded back in July 2020 and sadly the ReQuest2021 team have since had to postpone any plans to visit Orkney due to Covid.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Ann Savours Shirley’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Savours_Shirley

The John Rae Society
https://www.johnraesociety.com

The Hakluyt Society
https://www.hakluyt.com

The Yamal – a Nuclear Powered Icebreaker
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/ships/Yamal_ice_breaker.php

Macquarie Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/629/

“The Voyages of the Discovery” – Ann Savours
https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Voyages-of-the-Discovery/dp/1861781490

“The Search for the North West Passage” – Ann Savours
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Search-North-west-Passage-Ann-Savours/dp/1861760590

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Fundraising Superstars!

Fantastic that Si & Seb have been awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for “superstar fundraising and upholding amazing Scout values”.

These two have raised over £700 for the ReQuest2021 project so far with their 100 mile sail and 100 mile swim!

Silas and Seb are too young to go on the expedition themselves but have been selflessly fundraising for their fellow scouts to go.

Si & Seb

One Year To Go!

If all goes to plan (covid willing) exactly twelve months from today the ReQuest2021 team will be setting sail from Ushuaia in Argentina at the foot of South America on a three week research expedition to Antarctica.

The Bark Europa in Antarctica

To raise awareness and the much needed funds required we are currently running our 12 Days of Christmas Campaign.

It’s easy, just text REQUEST 12 to 70450 to donate £12*

Texts cost £12 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

If you’d like to give £12 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 12 to 70450.

*To donate a different amount just replace the 12 with the amount you wish to give instead.

KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471

ReQuest2021 Podcast – Special Christmas Day Episode

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DAY EPISODE – Fri 25th December 2021  – A Special Christmas Edition of the podcast featuring the ReQuest interview with Wayne White the 2020 manager of the South Pole and a brief discussion with Brad Borkan about his book “When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic”.

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

SHOW NOTES

‘Texas Monthly’ article about Wayne White:
https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/meet-intrepid-texan-who-manages-south-pole/

“When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic” by Brad Borkan & David Hirzel  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06Y53WPZW

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Wayne White with replica cat Mrs. Chippy at the South Pole
Wayne White in traditional Inuit polar gear

REQUEST TEXT GIVING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED!

Text REQUEST  5 to 70450 to donate £5*

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.

 
If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 5 to 70450.

*To donate a different amount just replace the 5 with the amount you wish to give instead.


KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 14

EPISODE 14 – Tue 1st Dec 2020  – We hear from Tom Boeckx the Group Scout Leader of 1st St Peters in Thanet who has a very interesting story to tell us about his day job and the ReQuest interview with Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Camilla Nichol’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Nichol

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Website:
https://www.ukaht.org

HMS Protector Webpage:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/survey/antarctic-patrol-ship/hms-protector

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Dream Becoming A Reality!

Another milestone reached £70,000 raised, another £40,000 to go by end of June 2021. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Dream becoming a reality! 🙂

Options for donation payments: –
1. Please make any donation cheques payable to “Kent County Scout Council”, Kent Scouts, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone Kent ME14 3DA
2. Donate by BACS to Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting “Request2021” as a reference.
3. Virgin Money Giving Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ReQuest2021

Mrs. Chippy the cat makes it to the South Pole!

Mrs. Chippy the replica of the cat from Shackleton’s endurance expedition that we auctioned for the ReQuest2021 project has made it to the South Pole. Wayne White, 2020 South Pole Station Manager, won the bidding in the charity auction for the cat. Fantastic that it has reached the pole!

We are really grateful to Wayne for his support for the project and thrilled he will be appearing on the Christmas Day edition of the ReQuest2021 podcast.

Only 400 sleeps till we sail!

It is now only 400 days till we sail to Antarctica from South America. Lots to do in the next year – not least to raise another £40,000 by end of June 2021, launch ‘Antarctica In An Icebox‘ educational resource packs, plan our research projects, book flights (Covid-willing!) and take to time to organise the Tower Bridge PR event for Friday 17th September, 2021.
Plus lots more behind the scenes!
We’ve got an amazing team to make it all happen! Darcey Holmes ~ Alex Maciver ~ Laura Bernard ~ Cathy Mummery ~ Matt Wood ~ Lucy Morgan ~ Genevieve Scullion ~ George Stonor ~ Sam Payne