On the 5th to the 8th of December this year, four intrepid members of the Workspace team will be venturing off to the Swedish town of Kiruna in the Arctic in support of London-based charity Kids Company. Kiruna lies 150km north of the Arctic Circle. The temperature can drop to minus 30 degrees and, during winter, the town only sees five hours of twilight a day. If that weren’t challenging enough, the Workspace team will be taking part in a biathlon where they’ll be ice-fishing, sledding and competing in a 25km ski race. But this will only happen if each team member raises £1,200 for Kids Company before December.

On the 5th to the 8th of December this year, four intrepid members of the Workspace team will be venturing off to the Swedish town of Kiruna in the Arctic in support of London-based charity Kids Company. Kiruna lies 150km north of the Arctic Circle. The temperature can drop to minus 30 degrees and, during winter, the town only sees five hours of twilight a day. If that weren’t challenging enough, the Workspace team will be taking part in a biathlon where they’ll be ice-fishing, sledding and competing in a 25km ski race. But this will only happen if each team member raises £1,200 for Kids Company before December. 

Alphie, in accounts, has already run races, baked cakes and now he's planning to wax it all off. He tells us more about his hairraising schemes


A few months left now until the big challenge and various fundraising ideas have been mooted. I've already completed a five kilometre run which should help with fitness.


My colleague and fellow adventurer Dale has opted for a ‘Dinner date with Dale’ where the very “lucky” winner gets to spend an evening being wined and dined by Dale himself. Let’s see how that goes.

As mentioned in my previous post, the Mediterranean blood also comes with a lot of Mediterranean body hair so I thought what better way to raise some funds than to volunteer myself for a full body wax.  

I’m not really sure what I’m letting myself into here but I’m all for a challenge however painful it may be so we have agreed on Friday the 3rd October 2014. Anyone is welcome to come along; there is plenty to go round and it’s for a great cause. 

All in all, these next few months will be exciting with some heavy fitness and fundraising plans. As days pass and the weather gets colder, it will be easier to get a feel of what we’re to expect in the Arctic itself. I’m feeling more and more excited. I know it’s going to be painful and tough but that challenge in itself spurs me on to train harder and make the trip worthwhile.

Please donate and if you’d like more information please check the links below. The Workspace Wolves are almost ready for the challenge of the year!

So there you have it, the Arctic awaits so please donate by clicking here. And follow this link if you’d like more information on Kids Company.