It has been announced that the Captain Wadsworth CGC has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of both his role in the military and his charitable work…

Serving as a bomb disposal expert within the British Army, Capt. Wadsworth received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for extraordinary courage in 2008. Wadsworth has also worked tirelessly to raise money for his chosen charity, Felix Fund, which helps bomb disposal and search personnel and their families.

Capt. Wadsworth said: “I am so honoured to have been recognised and hope to achieve so much more in the future to help those who have served in the Army. I have dedicated my life to my country and work tirelessly to raise money for those who need it most, and don’t expect anything in return, so I’m privileged to be receiving an MBE.”

Capt. Wadsworth raises money for the Felix Fund primarily through The Captain James Wadsworth Challenge. This challenge offers endurance events that see participants competing in a number of events throughout the year including cycling, running, and swimming.

In 2018 alone, the challenge raised £13,100 for the Felix Fund. Capt. Wadsworth, it seems, isn’t content with that and he has already announced three endurance events to raise even more money in 2019. These events include:

  • Tour de Troops, a cycle ride from Edinburgh Castle to Cardiff Castle, stopping at Windsor Castle en route
  • The Soldiers Pass Run, a chance for participants to run between 5k-100k, starting and finishing in Didcot
  • Victory Swim, an epic swim across the English Channel either as a solo swimmer or as part of a relay team
  • Victory Swim, The Lake, for those wanting to experience open water swimming

The calendar for 2019 is pretty much full for the Captain, who prides himself on being able to help support recuperating British soldiers and their families. He is no stranger to endurance events, and he really does practice what he preaches. In 2014, he completed the Spartan Race Trifecta, a series of gruelling obstacle events.

He has also competed in events such as Man Versus Mountain, Coast to Coast, and Marathon des Sables, in which he ran across 251 KM of the Sahara Desert in just one week whilst also carrying 10.5 kilos. To date, he has raised almost £75,000 for charity through his activities.