Arctic test for Craig

11:30 16 February 2012

Craig McBain (centre) with his colleagues preparing for their Arctic challenge.

Craig McBain (centre) with his colleagues preparing for their Arctic challenge.

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An Exmouth father is joining a charity expedition to the Arctic Circle.

Craig McBain, 34, of The Strand, will be one of a team of five people heading to the region from his employers EDF Energy in Exeter. They will be flying to northern Sweden tomorrow to spend three days living in the Arctic wilderness – providing their own shelters and finding their own firewood and water.

To prepare for the trip, they have taken part in a training weekend on Woodbury Common, where they were taught how to build shelters, start fires, cook food, deal with cold weather injuries and use an axe.

Craig, who is engaged to Kay English and has a son, Kobie, describes himself as a bit of an adventurer, but says this will be a new experience for him.

He said: “I’ve done a bit of travelling, but I’ve never been to the Arctic before, and this seemed right up my street. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Craig and his colleagues are raising money for the British Paralympic Association and, as well as collecting sponsorship from friends and family, Craig has held a series of fundraising events, including bric-a-brac sales at his office, car washing at Darts Farm and a silent auction.

So far, he has raised around £2,400, and the team altogether has raised around £10,000.

To sponsor Craig, visit www.justgiving.com/Craig-McBain1.

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