• Date
    29th February 2024 at 06:00pm
  • Venue
    Saatchi & Saatchi, 40 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JA
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The Antarctic Fire Angels, Welsh firefighters, Georgina Gilbert and Rebecca Openshaw-Rowe in conversation with BBC Presenter, Dot Davies.

Joined by Goodwash Founder, Mandy Powell.

Over the past two years Goodwash has been incredibly proud to help The Antarctic Fire Angels on their way to the South Pole.

A historic expedition by two Welsh Fire Fighters, Georgina Gilbert and Rebecca Openshaw Rowe, the aim to not only raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity but to raise expectations of what ordinary women and girls can achieve.

And finally, after two years of preparation, on the 21st of November, the pair set off from the base camp in West Antarctica for the Pole, a journey of some 1,230 kilometres. They travelled unassisted by ski and pulling supply sleds each weighing 85kg on a route that had never been achieved before.

And though it was summer in Antarctica the temperature was about -11C and could get down to -50C on the gruelling 50-day journey.

Both Georgina and Rebecca as well as the whole Fire Angels crew are driven by the belief that women and girls can’t be what they can’t see. Becoming fire fighters in the first place was proof of this philosophy but the expedition took this to a whole new level – only 30 years since the first woman in history reached the Pole.

You can find out about the expedition and the Antarctic Fire Angles here, and about the Fire Fighters Charity they support here.

We are so proud to support the Antarctic Fire Angels but we can only do this because you make a difference every time you have a good wash with Goodwash.