The Time A Fundraising Marathon Cost An Extreme Endurance Runner £6,400…Cheers Air France!

Fiona Oakes, 44, was told that she would have to pay the £6,400 rebooking fee to get home to Essex after a snow blizzard meant she was trapped in the Antarctica…but to make matters worse Mrs Oakes was out there fundraising in the first place! She had taken part in a 25 mile race in the -20 blizzards, and even managed to set a world record! So despite all this, the charitable nature of the visit, and having already paid £5,700 for return flights from Chile, Air France said ‘whateevvvaaaaarrrr’, and proceeded to demand £6,400 for the return flights regardless!

Mrs Oakes runs an animal sanctuary where she looks after  approx 400 horses, dogs and cats. The amount she had to pay to return back to the UK was double the sponsor money she had raised for her Essex sanctuary…THAT, is a shame indeed. Maybe some discretion wouldn't have gone amiss here Air France, when on earth will common sense and good will prevail in these instances!?

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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