Wiltshire-based GWP Group have donated 30 Peli Storm cases for use by participants on Walking With The Wounded’s Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge this December.
The expedition will see three teams of wounded servicemen and women – from the UK, US and the Commonwealth – race 335km to the South Pole with the aim of arriving in just 16 days by December 17.
With temperatures potentially falling to -35°C, it’s not just the 12 wounded team members taking part but also, expedition Patron, Prince Harry who joins the UK Team Glenfiddich. All team members will carry with them valuable possessions such as personal cameras and satellite phones, which need protecting against the harsh environment and ruthless conditions.
The answer to this problem was provided by GWP, which is the official distributor of Peli Storm cases.
Peli Storm cases can be used in temperatures from as low as -40°C without fear of hinges sticking or breaking. They are also completely waterproof and virtually impossible to break, which make them an ideal choice for taking on extreme expeditions such as the South Pole Allied Challenge.
GWP has also provided ‘pick and pluck’ foam inserts for each of the cases, which will allow each team member to customise the case for their own items. This further enhances the security and protection against shock and vibration that the cases offer.
Managing director of GWP Group, David Pedley, said: “When we realised that we could help the South Pole Allied Challenge, we jumped at the chance to provide the teams with cases as tough as they are.
“We hope that by making it easy for them to transport their possessions and know that they’re safe from the elements, the team can focus on this challenge and continue to raise much needed funds to support our wounded service personnel.”
Victoria Nicholson, Expedition Manager said: “We are delighted to have the support of GWP Group, their cases enable the teams to safely carry much needed and valuable electronic equipment without items succumbing to the harsh environment which we will be travelling in.”
Walking With The Wounded raises funds to train the wounded, injured and sick, assisting them to find a career outside the Military. Whether suffering a physical or mental injury, whether a service leaver or veteran, Walking With The Wounded want to help provide our wounded with the future they deserve.