Published 2 February 2018

I am continually amazed by the tenacity, fortitude and unshakable humour displayed by the men and women who sign up to run races, cross oceans, climb mountains or take on challenges few would even contemplate. 

The Duke of Sussex

Before I announce the winner of the Henry Worsley Award, I am sure you will all join me in saying how moved and inspired we have been by the stories of all those nominated this evening.

I am fortunate enough to meet many of those who take part in the endeavours that we support and I am continually amazed by the tenacity, fortitude and unshakable humour displayed by the men and women who sign up to run races, cross oceans, climb mountains or take on challenges few would even contemplate. 

They simply couldn’t have achieved it without the support of a team – whether their team mates or their family at home – it is teamwork that has carried them through. 

The Endeavour Fund supports adventurous projects which reignite that team spirit instilled in every member of the Armed Forces.

For some people, just getting to the start line can be the greatest challenge. But the Endeavour Fund is committed to reaching those who are harder-to-reach, to draw them in to a team once more, as a way of rebuilding their self-confidence and their trust in others. We hope that by encouraging endeavour participants to lead their own activities, we can use their network to connect with, and support, those who wouldn’t even think of taking that first step out of the door.  

If you know someone who could benefit from this opportunity, please drag them along to the next training session - kicking and screaming if needs be. It could change their life, and that of their families too.

You guys are truly awesome and society needs every single one of you, and it’s up to every single one of us in this room to provide those opportunities for you. 

And that’s enough from me.

I am delighted to announce the Endeavour Fund Henry Worsley Prize Winner is… Sean Gane.

Find out more about the Endeavour Fund here.