Scott's Spirit of Adventure Lives On

January 22, 2007 4:01 PM

Commenting on the campaign to get funding for the renovation of the Discovery Hut on the Antarctic where Captain Scott and his team camped during the fateful mission to the South Pole in 1910, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"Captain Scott's expedition is a proud part of Cardiff's heritage. It was in Cardiff, almost 100 years ago, that Captain Scott set sail to Antarctic having established the Captain Scott Society in the city just two days beforehand.

"The Discovery Hut in the Antarctic is a key symbol of his intrepid expedition and I sincerely hope that funds can be found from either private or public sources to keep his memory in tact.

"As someone who is about to do my own bit of Polar trekking, although admittedly far less ambitious, I am increasingly interested in Captain Scott's trip.

"Next month, I will be doing a charity fundraising 7-day husky trek in the Arctic Circle with a cross-party group of MPs. The temperature will be up to minus 40 degrees and we will have to build igloos to shelter in, catch our food and trek hundreds of kilometres.

"I hope that when I come back, I will have an even greater appreciation for what Captain Scott and his team tried to achieve."

Jenny Willott MP will be doing a charity trek to the in the Arctic Circle to raise money for three national charities ( Cancer Research UK, Crime Stoppers and The Children's Society) as well as a soon to be disclosed local charity. For more information, see www.westminsterchallenge.org

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