The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Attend Endeavour Fund Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Wellington, New Zealand



Thursday 7th February, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper’s Hall on Thursday 7th February. Their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year.

The Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund supports the ambitions of these men and women to use challenges to help with their physical, psychological and social recovery and rehabilitation.

The Duke and Duchess will first attend a pre-ceremony reception where they will meet the inspiring nominees, as well as endeavour participants and key supporters of the Endeavour Fund. They will then attend the awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Ross Kemp and in which three prizes will be awarded:

  • The Recognising Achievement Award – awarded to the individual who has best utilised their endeavour to promote and catalyse their recovery
  • The Celebrating Excellence Award – awarded to the individual who has endeavoured to achieve excellence in their chosen sport or adventure challenge
  • The Henry Worsley Award – awarded to the individual who has best inspired others through the demonstration of determination in the face of adversity, whilst endeavouring to support others with their recovery through sport or adventurous challenge.

The Henry Worsley Award is named after the late Henry Worsley, who tragically lost his life in January 2016 whilst attempting to cross the Antarctic landmass, solo and unsupported. Henry, a career soldier and an experienced polar adventurer, undertook this incredible expedition in order to raise money for the Endeavour Fund.

The Endeavour Fund is a project led by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The fund plays an important role in ensuring that more servicemen and women have the opportunity to rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through physical challenges. It aims to target those that are hard to reach and to support activities that contribute to the participants’ recovery – either through mentorship, qualifications or work opportunities.

Since its launch in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported 86 different projects that have directly assisted over 5,000 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Through their own fundraising, these endeavours have collectively raised over £2.5million for other forces charities across the sector.

A live stream of the event will be made available, with further details announced in due course.

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