Friends’ arctic circle sled trek for charity

Daniel Regan, Ben Roberts, Oscar Brooks and Tom Farrer.
Daniel Regan, Ben Roberts, Oscar Brooks and Tom Farrer.

Four friends from Harrogate have now raised £20,622 for national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide through a series of once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Daniel Regan ,29, Tom Farrer, 30, Oscar Brooks,29, and Ben Roberts, 31, recently travelled to Scandinavia to take part in a 250km husky trek across the Arctic Circle through Norway, Sweden and Finland.

The group operated their own husky sled teams consisting of six Alaskan Huskies.

They decided to start raising money for PAPYRUS, after all suffering the tragic loss of close personal friends at such a tender age in life.

As well as the latest snowy expedition, in 2016 Dan and Oscar climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain on earth and in 2015 Dan completed a week-long trek through the Sahara Desert in Morocco as well as completing the Yorkshire Marathon in under four hours.

Dan Regan said: “Donations from family, friends and work colleagues have really humbled us.

“PAPYRUS is an incredible charity that has a wonderful team of suicide prevention advisors at its HOPELINEUK helpline service, It also helps raise the profile of a taboo subject – one which needs talking about more openly.

“The challenges have all being incredibly tough, but nothing compared to the daily struggle facing so many young people.”

To donate to the friends’ next adventure and help support PAPYRUS, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danoscarbentom