His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle joined people from the armed forces community to 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.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle first attended a pre-ceremony reception where met the inspiring nominees, as well as endeavour participants and key supporters of the Endeavour Fund.
They then attended the awards ceremony, where three prizes were awarded:
The Recognising Achievement Award
Awarded to the individual who has best utilised their endeavour to promote and catalyse their recovery. The Nominations were
- Ben Lee– Ben has not only strived to conquer his fears, he has also been a huge support to the Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education.
- Wayne Cox – has shown tremendous commitment to Team Endeavour Racing. He has embraced adventurous challenge and given it his all.
- Alex Fogg – From being homeless and unemployed to travelling the world for a dream job, Alex has rediscovered his sense of achievement with Mission Motorsport and has demonstrated mammoth strength in character.
Winner of The Recognising Achievement Award – Ben Lee, Deptherapy
The Celebrating Excellence Award
Awarded to the individual who has endeavoured to achieve excellence in their chosen sport or adventure challenge. Nominations for this award were
- Michael Swain – Michael showed fantastic commitment to the Raid team and went on to make his mark as a competitor in other challenges.
- Daniel Claricoates – Daniel was a key team member in the ascent of Mount Vinson, always willing to help others on the endeavour and determined to make the expedition a success.
- Cornelia Oosthuizen – Cornelia epitomised the example of a true athlete at Invictus Games, signing up for multiple sports and showing impressive dedication.
Winner of The Recognising Achievement Award – Dan Claricoates, 65 Degrees North
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 adventure challenge. Nominations were
- Andy Philips – The enthusiam and dedication Andy has shown to Flying For Freedom has been fantastic. His support of the organisation has been incredibly valuable and he has personally flown over 40 wounded, injured and sick veterans on air experience flights.
- Dan Fielding – From Skipper to expedition leader, Dan has shown incredible determination. He has been a key team member for Turn to Starboard in helping other veterans rediscover their self belief.
- Sean Gane – Sean showed commendable commitment on Team Fortitude’s Dog Sledding Expedition. Throughout challenges he faced during the expedition he remained supportive, encouraging and helpful to others.
Winner of The Henry Worsley Award – Sean Gane, Team Fortitude
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.
If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve read, you can apply to get involved in an endeavour >