Ordinary people doing extraordinary things

Professional Squash Player

Throughout his career, Nick Matthew, or ‘The Wolf’ as some like to call him, has fought his way to the top to become the most successful English player of all time.

Three-time World Squash Champion, 25-time winner of The World Tour and three-time British Open Champion, Nick also holds the record of five British National titles and was crowned Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles Gold Medalist at Commonwealth Games in 2010.

He continues to be outstanding and in 2015 was officially awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Royal Highness, Princess Anna.

Amateur Walker

Combining a passion for walking, travelling and sustainable development, Rob Candy accomplished his biggest challenge yet: walk the 3000km length of New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail in pursuit of social change.

“I’m not a professional walker at all, but I was excited by the idea of making a positive impact while doing something I love.”

After spending a couple of months volunteering, Rob left for a 138days journey to aid the lives of 30 young people from Kenya and Tanzania through two charities close to his heart, Raleigh International and People.

Travel Writer

In 2001 Alexandre Poussin and his wife Sonia embarked on an adventurous walk of the length of Africa entirely on foot. Three years, eleven countries, 14,000 kilometers of adventures whilst walking in the footsteps of mankind through Africa’s ‘Cradle of Life’. Day after day, Alexandre and Sonia became a bit more African themselves, but they weren’t finished there. In 2014 they undertook their next walking challenge, walking the length of Madagascar, but this time along with their two children.

Amateur Athlete 

Track, cross country and marathon athlete, Damien’s passion for running only started after finishing a local race in what he modestly describes as a “half decent time”.

Between training, Damian works full time with people who have Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting around one in 150,000 children in the UK.