To fund the trip, the group is looking to secure £150,000 in sponsorship from ten asset managers, each of which will pay £15,000. It has already secured eight sponsors, including Dominion Fund Management, Aberdeen, Artemis, BNY Mellon, Cofunds, F&C Investments, J.P. Morgan, and Neptune and is now looking to bring on board a further two.
It is hoped individuals will then give donations through the JustGiving website totalling £1m.
"If we can just get a few hundred thousand people to give us a fiver or a quid then we have done our job. There are lots of charities awash with money but not one of them is very focused on getting service personnel back into the workplace. This is entirely what this is all about." - Simon Kiley
If you would like to support our efforts, please contribute via our Just Giving page here.
For further details about this expedition, please contact Matthew Deeprose.