(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 08, 2010 ) Malta - The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy group was announced lead sponsor of Chris Foot in his quest to become the first polar expeditionist to travel 1392 miles solo unsupported and unassisted from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole and make an historic return journey. The deVere Group is sponsoring Chris 20,000 to aid the costs of the equipment for the expedition. In addition, deVere employees are raising money across the globe for
This epic route is the only remaining conquest in Antarctica not to be claimed by an expeditionist. Chris will be in partnership with Combat Stress throughout this expedition in order to raise money for this essential charity that helps former military personnel confront and overcome mental health problems.
Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group commented: "It takes leadership, passion and dedication to undertake any type of expedition to the South Pole. Chris is taking the expedition one step further and travelling unsupported and unaided, he is simply inspiring and we are very happy to be able to support him to the sum of 20,000."
Chris Foot commented: "Life is a journey and I want to get the most out of every day - it isn't about being the first to undertake this return journey, but about pushing oneself and striving for excellence. As I am supporting Combat Stress, such a great charity I want to raise as much money as possible and it is only possible with the support of companies such as the deVere Group."
The deVere Group offers advice on financial services that may suit medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. In a similar way to embarking on an adventure such as an expedition to the South Pole, financial planning takes time and focus to achieve long term benefits. At deVere we understand this and are well positioned to assist international investors living anywhere in the world.
About Chris Foot
In 1996 Chris joined the Royal Marines and marked the beginning of a truly impressive and demanding military career. In his pursuit of excellence and bold ambitions to operate at the most elite level possible, he became the youngest serving member of the Special Air Service (SAS) at 21, in January 2000 after passing the arduous selection process.
The next 10 years witnessed an intense period of deployments on operations globally enhancing his skills and capabilities to constantly optimize performance. A specialist operator in Mountain Troop made it possible for Chris to spend a huge amount of time in cold weather regions acquiring advanced climbing, mountaineering and ski touring experience. The love of this environment paved the way for a natural progression into the polar expeditionary world when Chris left the military in 2009. http://www.chrisfootsouthpole.com/the-expedition.php
About Combat Stress
Combat Stress delivers dedicated treatment and support to ex-Service men and women with conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety disorders. The services are free of charge to the Veteran and since 2005 there has been a 72% increase in demand for the specialist services caring for Veterans' mental health.
The charity was founded in May 1919, just after the First World War. The original name was the Ex-Servicemen's Welfare Society and opened their first recuperative home in 1920 on Putney Hill in South West London. When the charity formed, it was ahead of its time. The prevailing attitude to mental welfare was, by today's standards, primitive, even barbaric. Much has changed since then. With a current caseload of more than 4,300 Veterans, the charity has never been busier.
About the deVere Group
The deVere Group is the world's largest independent international financial consultancy group. International investors and expatriates employ us to find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US$7 billion of funds under administration and management, deVere has more than fifty thousand clients in over a hundred countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual's needs are behind our success. As a result we now have offices in over forty locations. You can find us in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Moscow, So Paulo, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich, amongst others. Please visit http://www.devere-group.com for more information about the deVere Group