I am Charlie Martell.

I am a former Royal Engineer Commando, trained in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. I left the Army and put those same skills to use in the humanitarian sector, where I became a demining specialist. I spent years working in post-conflict situations in countries such as Angola, Georgia, Sudan, Nepal and Mozambique. I saw the damage done by these devices and how they prevent communities from returning to any true sense of normality.

I also saw how those communities responded to that challenge. How they recover from strife and conflict. How they overcome the seemingly insurmountable risk of surviving with mines, day in, day out. And how with resolve and determination, they come through.

Their resolve and determination, in turn, provided my inspiration to go ‘out there’ and overcome my own adventurous challenges. To excel in those challenges. And in undertaking them, to inspire many, many more people to push their personal limits. To overcome their own seemingly insurmountable difficulties. To inspire others to do more. And to raise funds to help them reach their goals.

That’s why I am the Charitable Adventurer.

 

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