Dragonfly CEO Vicky Grant is trekking the Arctic in support of Children 1st

Vicky Grant and Breaking Strain's 'Frozen with Fred' at the Scottish Fundraising Conference

#TeamChildren1st are trekking in the Arctic Circle of Finland in January 2020

The Dragonfly Agency’s own CEO Vicky Grant will be heading off to the Arctic to trek in the name of charity. Children 1st is a charity we love working with at Dragonfly, so this is a campaign we’re excited to get involved in! Children 1st aim to protect children, defend their rights and give them something to smile about. You can understand why this is a cause well worth supporting.

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From 20-25 January 2020 Vicky will be part of #TeamChildren1st in the Arctic. Their ambitious and exciting trek will see the team walking upwards of 70km in up to -30C weather! Geared with snowshoes, ice grips and two-man tents, they’ll be in the wild of the Arctic Circle for three full days of trekking. It’s quite the physically challenging commitment, but it’s one Vicky is happy to make. She says,

“When the opportunity arose to join the Children 1st team in battling the elements of the Arctic whilst raising money to support Scotland’s less fortunate children and families, it was an opportunity not to be missed!”

Vicky Grant, https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/victoria-grant2

Vicky joined the trek after she turned 40 earlier this year and decided to do something special to celebrate. The usual milestone achievements of running a marathon or jumping out of an aeroplane didn’t feel right. She was searching for something that was more her, something that she could do that would write a story to tell for a lifetime.

Breaking Strain graphic with a map of Finland, and an image of arctic trekkers walking in the arctic circle at sunset hour.

When Vicky heard about the Arctic Trek it was the perfect fit! There’s nothing Vicky loves more than Christmas, so the opportunity to go to Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus, and accomplish this physical feat while supporting a charity she loves was everything she could have hoped for. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and one she’ll share with family and friends for generations to come.

As idyllic as the hometown of Santa Claus can sound with its reindeer and Northern Lights, this will be no walk in the park. Not only is Vicky walking upwards of 70km, but she’ll be dragging along a fully loaded pulk hauling system that weighs 16-24kg. She’s on a strict training plan to ensure that she’s fully prepared for this hefty undertaking. She’s been training on the East Lothian beaches, walking all the way to North Berwick on the sand to mimic snow. Still, Vicky’s enjoying every second of it and looking forward to doing the real thing!

Vicky Grant training on the East Lothian beaches

All the proceeds of Vicky’s JustGiving page go directly to Children 1st and her goal is to reach £8,000 donations by the time she leaves for Finland. Please consider donating what you can, it’s such a worthy cause!