Captain James Wadsworth to receive MBE
Captain James Wadsworth CGC was honoured to have been named on this year’s New Year’s Honours list, where it was announced that he would receive an MBE in recognition of both his role in the military and his charitable work.
Serving as a bomb disposal expert within the British Army, Captain Wadsworth received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for extraordinary courage in 2008. He has also worked tirelessly to raise money for his chosen charity, Felix Fund, which helps bomb disposal and search personnel and their families
Capt. Wadsworth himself is delighted to have been recognized and, on receiving the award, said, ‘I am so honoured to have been recognised and hope to achieve so much more in the future to help those who have served in the Army. I have dedicated my life to my country and work tirelessly to raise money for those who need it most, and don’t expect anything in return, so I’m privileged to be receiving an MBE.’
Capt. Wadsworth raises money for the Felix Fund primarily through his The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge. This offers endurance events that see participants competing in a number of events throughout the year including cycling, running and swimming.In 2018 alone, the challenge raised £13,100 for the Felix Fund. Capt. Wadsworth, it seems, isn’t content with that, though, and has already announced further endurance events to raise even more money in 2019.These include:
- Tour de Troops – a cycle ride from Edinburgh Castle to Cardiff Castle, stopping at Windsor Castle en route (Captain James Wadsworth unveils Tour de Troops Castles 2019)
- the Soldiers Pass Run – a chance for participants to run between 5 and 100 km, starting and finishing in Didcot
- Victory Swim, an epic swim across the English Channel either as a solo swimmer or as part of a relay team
- Victory Swim, The Lake, for those wanting to experience open water swimming.
He has raised almost £75,000 for charity through his activities
Capt. Wadsworth himself is no stranger to endurance events, and he really does practise what he preaches. In 2014, he completed the Spartan Race Trifecta, a series of gruelling obstacle events. He has also competed in events such as Man Versus Mountain, Coast to Coast and Marathon des Sables, in which he ran across 251 km of the Sahara Desert in just one week while also carrying 10.5 kilos.To date, he has raised almost £75,000 for charity through his activities.
The MBE is awarded by a member of the royal family to those who have achieved much for their community and who act as an inspiration to others. Clearly, Capt. Wadsworth is much deserving of this accolade. With so much planned, the Felix Fund looks like a charity set to grow, all through the passion that Capt. Wadsworth puts into it.
To find out more, visit www.felixfund.org.uk
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