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Wooden Spoon Arctic Rugby Challenge

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David Mercer

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange, the first regulated MTF for global FX, is excited to be a part of this unique challenge, and the incredible...

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David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange, the first regulated MTF for global
FX, is excited to be a part of this unique challenge, and the incredible
opportunity of stretching himself both physically and mentally. Wooden
Spoon is David’s preferred charity, as it helps make a real difference
to the lives of young people and he is committed to raising significant
funds for Wooden Spoon, he has also committed LMAX Exchange to support
the challenge and charity, as a lead sponsor. A team player from his
amateur rugby days and throughout his business career, he’s sure his
leadership ability will help motivate the team if need be.

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Arctic Rugby Challenge2015

In April 2015, 11 brave men trekked over 60 miles to the Magnetic North Pole, in order to set a Guinness World Record and play the most northerly game of rugby in history. This pioneering expedition aims to raise £300,000 for Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, to support disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK and Ireland.

The teams were led by former Rugby Union Internationals, Tim Stimpson (England and Leicester Tigers) and Ollie Phillips (England 7s and Gloucester winger). Guinness World Records™ have verified this epic achievement, and we are very proud to announce Wooden Spoon’s Arctic Rugby Challenge team has officially set a brand new Guinness World Record!

Event date

15-April-2015 00:00  - 
05-May-2015 00:00

Event type

Unique extreme challenge

Event is completed


Obviously learnt nothing from our Portuguese 'common sense' debate 30 years ago!
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-05-2015
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Well done Dee from cuzzin Ez
Donation by Ez
on 11-05-2015
£12.50 gift aid
Well done!
Donation by Some Ulster rugby supporters
on 10-05-2015
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Congratulations to the whole team from the Partners and Staff of Hamlins
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-05-2015
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on 05-05-2015
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Donation by Scott J
on 04-05-2015
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Donation by Anonymous
on 01-05-2015
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Great job David - fabulous achievement by you and the team. Well done!
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2015
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Hope you don't die
Donation by Steven
on 30-04-2015
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Good Luck
Donation by Vik
on 27-04-2015
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £15,403.00
Offline Donations: £37,350.00
Total Raised: £52,753.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £54,149.25

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