Alexander Skarsgård is spending much of the hiatus from True Blood walking to The South Pole for charity. The three teams, UK, US and the The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia) are on their way. Also trekking across the frozen tundra is Prince Harry on the UK team and The Wire’s Dominic West with The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia).
Below is a photo of Alex, who is walking for the US team, from the video below; yes, that’s Alexander Skarsgard.
The project “Walk for the Wounded,” is a “U.K. charity that helps retrain and reeducate wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.” For two weeks, they will be racing alongside wounded warriors as far as 13 miles a day in below freezing temperatures — all to raise money for a worthy cause!!
Posted yesterday on the Facebook Page:
On Day 5 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge the teams arrived at their first Checkpoint.
The first rest day has given the team members some much needed time to rest, recuperate and reflect on their first four days.
As the teams arrived, it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll.
With the safety of all those involved at the forefront of Expedition Director, Ed Parker‘s mind, the decision to suspend the race has been made to ensure the well being of all those involved.
Going forward, the final leg of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge will begin from the team’s second allotted checkpoint, 112 km from the South Pole. The team members will be driven to this point and over the course of the next 7 days, will move as one whole allied team to reach the South Pole together.
Virgin Money has set a target to raise £100,000 over the course of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge to help support Walking With The Wounded.
The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge hopes to raise awareness, to show the public who our wounded are, to tell their stories, to highlight the support they need. They are also to champion these extraordinary people who do not give up despite injury, who continue to face challenges with determination and courage.
You can see Alex in the video below as the walkers are getting instruction. Alex is sitting at a table:
And this video you can see the teams struggling through the weather:
Below are some photos from the Photo Gallery
If you wish to support Walking With The Wounded and the work that they do, please visit our Virgin Money Giving site: uk.virginmoneygiving.com.