′World′s greatest living explorer′ heads to North East for charity talk


Intrepid explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will recount tales of his adventures at a special charity evening in the North East next month.

The only man alive ever to have circumnavigated the Earth along its polar axis, Sir Ranulph will raise money for the international charity WaterAid at the exclusive event at Ramside Hall, Durham.

Having conquered the Antarctic, Arctic, the Nile and multiple marathon challenges, Sir Ranulph was described by The Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s greatest living explorer” in 1984 and has since broken many more records and led numerous further expeditions to remote regions.

‘An Exclusive Evening With Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ is organised in association with Northumbrian Water, ESH Construction and MJK Sportsevents, and takes place on Friday, February 10.

The money raised will support WaterAid in its work to transform the lives of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people through improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Andrew Blakemore, Chairman of the Northumbrian WaterAid Committee, said: “It is fantastic that Sir Ranulph Fiennes has agreed to talk about his life and adventures at this exclusive event in aid of WaterAid at the Ramside Hall Hotel.

“Just like Sir Ranulph, WaterAid doesn’t shirk from harsh environments in its efforts to make a real difference in the world, improving the lives of people who need it the most, because they don’t have access to basic sanitation and hygiene.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to hear, first hand, some incredible stories of real-life adventure and to raise money for WaterAid at the same time.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes said: "I am very much looking forward to coming to Durham for the event and hopefully we will raise a lot of money for such a great cause."

Tables of ten are available from £1,000, including a three course meal and entertainment. Individual tickets are also available. For more information, people can contact wateraid@nwl.co.uk.

For further media information, contact Paul White on 0191 3015325.

Notes to Editors: Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customer in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex & Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers. 2016 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the sixth successive year.

Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FJ. Telephone 0345 6047468. Website: www.nwl.co.uk

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