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ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 18

EPISODE 18 – Thu 1st Apr 2021 – A quick chat with Jan Chojecki about the upcoming Quest Chronicle project which is to be a day by day (almost!) account of the original Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921‑1922 via a Blog and Twitter account. We also have some exclusive details of the use of advanced BBC camera technology on Macquarie Island. Plus, there is the ReQuest interview with Stephen Scott Fawcett, polar historian specialising in the life of Ernest Shackleton and founder of the Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group which now has over 6000 members worldwide.

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

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/6533344678

Quest Chronicle Twitter:
www.twitter.com/QuestChronicle
@QuestChronicle

Quest Chronicle Blog:
www.QuestChronicle.org.uk

‘Invisible’ Penguins of Macquarie Island:
The ReQuest2021 team have been granted exclusive rights to auction a copy of this incredible photograph (see below) on eBay to raise funds for the Kent Scouts Antarctic Research Project. You can bid for it here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265106659034

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

James Caird Sponsored Row-A-Thon

A sponsored Row-A-Thon launched with two high profile rowing machines either side of Shackleton’s famous James Caird lifeboat and lots of other rowers participating simultaneously on rowing machines all over the world. The aim is to clock up 1500km (the equivalent of 800 nautical miles or 933 miles!) – the amazing distance covered on the Endurance expedition’s incredible boat journey.



800 Nautical Miles from Elephant Island to South Georgia

The event officially started at midday on 14th April 2021 and remains open until the end of April 2021 to see what final distance can be achieved!

We invite professional and amateur rowers around the world to join the team, raise some sponsorship and take part in this heritage celebration event.

All profits go to the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project.

[Kent County Scout Council. Charity Number: 303471]

A partnership project between Kent Scouts, The James Caird Society and Dulwich College.

WAYS TO DONATE

Visit the following link to donate to the “virtual” rowing team’s efforts:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ReQuest2021RowAThonTeam

By cheque to “Kent County Scout Council” and send to Kent Scouts County Office, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3DA

By BACS to Kent County Scout Council, CAF Bank, Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting reference “Request2021”.

By TEXT – Just text REQUESTROW 10 to 70450 to donate £10
Texts cost £10 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, text REQUESTROWNOINFO 10 to 70450

NOTE: To donate a different amount just replace the 10 with the amount you wish to donate instead

REGISTRATION TO PARTICIPATE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW TO JOIN OUR “VIRTUAL” ROWING TEAM AND TAKE PART….

REGISTRANTS WILL BE INVITED TO JOIN THE ONLINE SPONSORSHIP PAGE AND CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD AN OFFLINE SPONSORSHIP FORM BELOW

OFFLINE SPONSORSHIP FORM

Quest Chronicle

You can follow along a day by day (almost!) account of the Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921-1922.

Starting soon the Quest Chronicle will be recounting the events of the Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition of 1921-1922 as if it was happening in real time.

Quest at St. Katharine Docks September 1921

Here’s the ‘long’ and the ‘short’ of it…

READ THE BLOG: 
http://www.questchronicle.org.uk

FOLLOW ON TWITTER: 
https://twitter.com/QuestChronicle

Let the bidding commence!

Please join in, have a bit of fun for a good cause with our online auction.

Starts today (Saturday 20th March) at 9.30am and bidding closes next Sunday (28th March) at 9.30-pm.Some fantastic items that have all been kindly donated for our project. Take a look!

HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD BY SHARING THIS LINK.

https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Only 300 Sleeps Till We Sail!

Hard to believe after all these years of planning that it is only 300 sleeps until we sail from South America to Antarctica now in January 2022!

The team have all now registered on the Bark Europa passenger list. We are starting to look into insurance and flights. Research Projects are taking shape. Fundraising still needs a final push but we are on track despite Covid. Watch out Antarctica – here we come!

BBC Radio Berkshire Interview

Jan Chojecki ReQuest2021 Steering Committee member interviewed on 3rd March 2021 on BBC Radio Berkshire. Jan got the opportunity to promote the project and the James Caird 24-hour Sponsored Row-A-Thon planned for April 14th/15th 2021.

Jan grew up surrounded by Antarctic paraphernalia, particularly relating to the “Quest”, being the grandson of John Quiller Rowett, who financed the expedition. His focus on the ReQuest2021 Project Steering Committee is to help coordinate all the various personal projects and group T.A.S.K. Project.

[DATE OF INTERVIEW: 3rd March 2021]

The Quest for the Silver Suitcase 2022 is finally over!

Our annual Quest treasure hunt has raised over £600 for the project.

This year’s Quest was won by Cathy & Val Mummery. Over 50 households took part and had to solve clues all over the world from the comfort of their own homes during lockdown. It all culminated in trying to find the elusive Silver Suitcase which was in finally found in the longest UK place name village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!

THE PRIZE POT OF £160

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 17

EPISODE 17 – Mon 1st Mar 2021  – An update on our project mission and our 10 project objectives plus the ReQuest interview with Angie Butler. Angie grew up in the warmer climes of sunny South Africa, her passion for the Polar   regions and travel is undimmed! Ice Tracks have featured notably in her life taking her both into the Arctic and Antarctica on many occasions. She is a writer and journalist based in the UK, author of Ice Tracks, Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure and The Quest for Frank Wild, a biography of the great Edwardian polar explorer which was recently made into a BBC documentary. ICE TRACKS seemed the perfect name for the company she now runs with her business partner, Carolina. Angie heads Ice Tracks Expeditions public relations and communications. It is her aim to share the wonders of the ‘ends of the world’ with like-minded travellers.

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

ICE TRACKS Expeditions:
https://www.ice-tracks.com

Ice Tracks: Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure by Angie Butler
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ice-Tracks-Todays-Heroic-Adventure/dp/1852971002

The Quest for Frank Wild by Angie Butler
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Frank-Wild-Angie-Butler/dp/0956927211

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

PENGUIN CROWDFUNDER SUCCESS!!!

WE ARE 100% FULLY TOTALLY COMPLETELY CROWDFUNDED FOR OUR SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN SOFT TOY ORDERS!!! A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED MONEY IN THE CAMPAIGN. @Kentscouts@crowdfunderuk

Anyone who chooses a penguin now is guaranteed to get one in due course: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shackleton-the-penguin

They will also be for sale on eBay now later in the year!

Elmer has a ReQuest2021 penguin badge!

Elmer’s camp blanket is now finished – and he is resplendent with his 22 Kent District badges, plus badges for KIJ2022, ReQuest2021 and the fundraising badge!

Elmer Maidstone Website

Elmer and his friends will now be marching onto the streets of Maidstone to form the first-ever public art trail in the County town on Saturday 19 June 2021 for nine weeks.

After the Maidstone Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer trail he will then be visiting Lower Grange Farm and going to Kent International Jamboree!