Brace the chill of the Arctic and raise funds for Willen Hospice

The fundraising team at Willen Hospice took to the slopes at SnoZone in Xscape this week to launch their toughest fundraiser yet - the Arctic Survival Challenge.

In reality the epic adventure will take place far from MK - 150km South of the Arctic Circle in Northern Sweden, between 7- 14 March 2021. It will see adventurers spend three nights in the wilderness, with only a basic shelter that they build to keep out the cold. They will learn skills to build a traditional Scandinavian tent, a natural shelter made from branches and foliage, and a hand-built snow hole called a quinzee. But the adventure isn’t just about keeping out the cold; all the hard work will be rewarded with the unforgettable experience of cross-country skiing, husky sledding and snowmobiling, in one of the most remote, and beautiful places on the planet.

Organisers are holding an information evening on Monday 24 February, 6pm, at the Hospice, to explain more about this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Dawn Clark, Challenges Fundraiser, said “We like to make our challenges bigger and better each year, and this is certainly that! It will be an amazing achievement for everyone taking part, but most importantly, the money raised will make a huge different to the local patients and families in our care, each of whom are battling with their own challenges.”

To find out more, pop along to the information evening, or visit