TGGC chief executive in North Pole charity trek

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Steve Bennett to take on 10-day challenge to raise £100,000.

Chief executive officer of The Genuine Gemstone Company, Steve Bennett, will trek the distance between the 89th latitude (The Last Degree) and the North Pole in order to raise £100,000 for charity.

Bennett will be walking, skiing and sledging the 60-mile distance in 10 days alongside Jake Thompson, a fellow team member at The Genuine Gemstone Company, former Marine commander Alan Chambers and retired GP, Dr Phil Heywood.

During the challenge, temperatures in the North Pole will plummet to -50 degrees, and the team are expected to face serious dangers from polar bears, exhaustion and thinning ice.

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Bennett hopes to raise £100,000 for two separate charities – the Colourful Life Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Society.

Speaking about the challenge, Bennett admitted: “I have to be honest, the prospect of this challenge is very daunting. I know it’s going to be incredibly tough, but at the end of the day I’m not just doing it for myself. I’m doing it for two great causes that I believe passionately in which will hopefully be my motivator during my darkest moments.”

For more information about the challenge and to donate to either the Colourful Life Foundation or National Osteoporosis please visit Steve Bennett’s Just Giving page here.

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