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Charity founder raises £150k for Wickers after Antarctica trek

The London-based charity aims to tackle knife and gun crime and give young people a ‘safe haven’ to go to

An entrepreneur has raised £150,000 for his charity combating knife and gun crime after completing a trek to the highest peak in Antarctica.


Henry Smith, 57, said he was “thrilled” to have raised such a “substantial sum” for The Wickers Charity, which is based in Hackney Wick, after battling temperatures of -55 degrees and frostbite, just 50 metres from the summit of Mount Vinson.

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