Voyage of Discovery
British adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams has set off
to sail across the Atlantic in support of St John
Sir David, who is 62-years-old, has inspired the likes of Bear
Grylls and Ben Fogle with his previous record-breaking expeditions.
His ‘Voyage of Discovery’, sailing across the Atlantic, will be his
greatest ever challenge.
‘For me, this is a bigger challenge than climbing
Everest.’ - Sir David
His Voyage of Discovery across the Atlantic will take around 35
days as he sails from the UK to New York this May.
He’ll be up against the high seas and unpredictable
weather. His challenge will begin with severe sleep deprivation as
he must stay awake for the first 72 hours to safely navigate the
busy shipping waters around England’s south coast.
Supporting St John Ambulance
Sir David has been an advocate for St John Ambulance for more
than 25 years and a trustee since 2012. He hopes his journey will
help raise the profile of St John Ambulance’s volunteers and
inspire others to try something new and step out of their comfort
Follow David live as he sails across the Atlantic with his
Follow David live
You can sponsor David's Voyage of Discovery and support our work
via JustGiving. You
can also join the conversation on social media: #DiscoverSJA.
Go on your own Voyage of Discovery
We invite you to come on board and join the campaign. You can
try something new and go on your own Voyage of Discovery with St
'We are fortunate to have Sir David as an ambassador for
our charity and his passion for St John is shared by our incredible
volunteers, many of whom came to us on their own journeys of
self-discovery.' - Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive
of St John Ambulance
You can join up as a volunteer to learn new skills,
meet new people, and gain new experiences. You can also take part
in the Voyage of Discovery Fundraising Challenge where
you can choose your own adventure and see how far you’ll go to save
Find your volunteer role
Voyage of Discovery Fundraising Challenge