North West Property Firm Knight Knox International Announces 2013 Charity North Pole Expedition

On 5th April 2013, Carl Roland will embark on the hardest journey of his life and trek 100 miles across the North Pole in support of the When You Wish Upon a Star charity, which provides aid to children with life-threatening illnesses.

North West Property Firm Knight Knox International Announces 2013 Charity North Pole Expedition

The Challenge!

Pulling a 100lb sled of supplies across drifting ice for 10 hours a day, Carl Roland, on behalf of Fortis Developments and Knight Knox International, will undertake the most demanding role of his life in an incredible feat of endurance crossing the uneven and broken pack ice of the Polar Sea, before ultimately arriving at the Northernmost point of the earth - the Geographic North Pole.

The forbidding environment is extreme in every way. There are 24 hours of sunlight each day and temperatures drop below minus 50 degrees.

The sea ice is always in motion making the terrain unpredictable and difficult to navigate. Whilst you sleep in your tent you can feel and hear the ice moving and breaking below you which can be scary. The dangers of polar bears and frost bite are ever-present – but it’s all in a day’s work on this classic expedition!

The man in the frame for this ambitious quest is Carol Roland, Acquisitions Director for Fortis Developments.

“I have always been adventurous and ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the Arctic and Antarctic regions, so the opportunity to combine the two for charity was an opportunity I simply could not pass over. The idea of pushing myself both mentally and physically is something that I have always wanted to undertake and, if by taking on this challenge I can make a difference to the lives of even a handful of poorly children, then that is all the incentive I need.”

When You Wish Upon a Star is a registered UK charity whose main aim is to grant wishes to children between the ages of 2-16 years who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses. All children have Wishes, but for these children and their families that Wish is so much more precious and for the duration of their Wish, these children are able to forget about hospital routines, doctors, gruelling treatments and have the chance to smile, laugh and enjoy life like any other child.

Wishes are varied and far reaching. For some it is a trip to Disneyland in Florida or Paris to meet their favourite characters and for others it is the chance to get up close to a favourite pop star of sporting hero. Some children just want books or toys, whilst others want a computer to catch up on school work or keep in touch with their friends.

Whatever the Wish, wherever possible, When You Wish Upon a Star will aim to make that Wish come true.

If by taking on this challenge I can make a difference to the lives of even a handful of poorly children, then that is all the incentive I need!

How to Donate!

There are two very simple ways in which you can donate to this fantastic cause:

  1. Visit the expedition’s JustGiving page http://www.justgiving.com/carl-roland and click on the ‘donate’ button. If you are a UK tax payer, you can also agree to ‘gift aid’ your donation, which will allow the charity to claim back the tax on your donation.
  2. Donate via your mobile phone; it’s quick, secure and completely free! Simply text NTHP55 followed by £5 (or another amount) to the phone number 70070.

Carl’s quest will begin on the 5th April 2013, so please show your support and make a small donation to this extremely worthy cause.

About Knight Knox International and Fortis Developments

Global property investment specialist Knight Knox International works in partnership with Fortis Developments as their Master Sales and Marketing Partner, on numerous student accommodation projects in the UK.

Fortis Developments are an experienced North West developer who specialise in high-end student accommodation for the private investor market. Current projects available through Knight Knox International include Minerva House in Nottingham and Central House and St. Andrew’s Court in Glasgow. Dunn House in Sunderland and Bard House in Nottingham are two additional projects which were completely sold out in 2012.

For further information on any of these developments, please contact Knight Knox International on +44 (0)161 772 1370.

For press and media enquiries, please contact;

Knight Knox International

Samantha Jones, Head of Marketing - Email: [email protected]

Fortis Developments

Carl Roland, Acquisitions Director - Email: [email protected]


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