Following the devastating news of Henry Worsley’s death last weekend, support for Henry and the Shackleton Solo expedition has continued with donations now close to surpassing £300,000.
The Endeavour Fund is currently in discussion with Henry’s family about how his tremendous achievements and his legacy will be remembered. One thing is certain – the exceptional amount of money raised during and after the Shackleton Solo expedition will be used to help hundreds of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans regain their fighting spirt and realise their potential post-injury.
Prince Harry recently paid tribute to Henry, saying he was the definition of selfless commitment. Speaking at the start of the UK team trials for the Invictus 2016 Games which the Endeavour Fund supported, he said: “He put his life on the line. This person was raising funds for the Endeavour Fund so people like you can do amazing things and rediscover yourselves. Thanks to him we have huge options for more and more people.”
Harry Holt, Chairman of the Endeavour Fund said: “We are still reeling from Henry’s loss but the support from the general public has been extraordinary. We will never forget Henry’s tremendous achievements and want to honour his legacy in the most befitting way. More information will be shared soon but in the meantime we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support.”
Joanna Worsely recently said: “We are hugely grateful for the incredibly kind messages of support and sympathy we have received from people all over the world. Thank you to everyone who has shared their warm wishes and fond memories of Henry. It is a great comfort to our family to know that he has had an impact on so many people’s lives.”
Anyone wishing to find out more about Shackleton Solo or to make a donation can do so at http://shackletonsolo.org/