15th December 2016
The team behind TV’s Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins has joined forces with a charity in Cornwall.
The partnership between Turn to Starboard and BREAK-POINT was unveiled at black tie event in Falmouth, with show presenter Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton making the surprise announcement.
BREAK-POINT is in the business of changing lives and was founded by Mr Ollerton and Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox. They focus on showing individuals how they can achieve their full potential, achieving their goals both personally and professionally. BREAK-POINT offer Military Style training experiences, internal workshops and a recently launched online fitness portal, all available to the corporate and public sector.
Turn to Starboard was chosen for the partnership for the work it does in helping veterans affected by military operations. The Falmouth-based charity help ex-servicemen and women suffering with physical injuries or mental trauma by providing sailing courses and family sailing trips.
BREAK-POINT CEO Mr Ollerton, 45, said: “We are delighted to announce Turn to Starboard as our chosen charity. The organisation understand the unique demands placed on veterans affected by military operations and are committed to helping individuals re-engage and gain new skills in the marine industry. With our backgrounds in the Special Boat Service, supporting the charity it is a great way for BREAK-POINT to give something back and we are looking forward to announcing exciting new projects and initiatives in the new year.”
In the five-part TV series, ex-Special Forces soldiers put recruits through a recreation of the SAS selection process. Participants face grueling challenges to test physical and psychological resilience with an average of 2.3 million viewers tuning in to watch each episode. Channel 4 recently announced a third series of the show is set to hit screens next year.
Efrem Brynin, who was the shows the oldest contestant at 44 years old, also attended the black tie event at The Falmouth Hotel. The sales director had viewers in tears as he told how he had joined the show in memory of his heroic son James.
Turn to Starboard founder, Squadron Leader (retired) Shaun Pascoe, said: “We are delighted BREAK-POINT has chosen to support our charity to help veterans affected by military operations. As a not-for-profit charity helping injured veterans and their families from all over the UK, it feels great for our team to be recognised by such a high profile organisation for all our hard work and efforts. We look forward to working closely with the company, and with their help we will be able to reach out to more veterans in need of our services to ensure they receive our support.”