He’s driving a quarter of the way round the world in an old Renault 4L to raise money for Hope and Homes for Children and he’s already gone a long way towards reaching his fundraising target.
Sponsor Nick here and keep reading to find out what he had to say to us yesterday...
How did you get involved with Hope and Homes for Children?
Well it’s one of the authorised charities picked by the organisers and it was the one that appealed the most.
You’ve chosen a pretty exciting challenge – a trip to Mongolia – 10,000 miles in an old car…
Yes but the car’s in great shape – it’s done about 67,000 miles and I have every confidence in Renault. I’ve taken one of these cars all the way through Morocco in the past and they’re very reliable.
Is that what made you decide to do it?
Yes partly that. I like doing these drives through different landscapes and I also like mixing in different cultures. I find people are invariably very kind.
It’s a long way from the corporate London lifestyle – what are you going to miss most?
Nothing. Just family. I think it’s incumbent on us all to be uncomfortable once in a while, so we can appreciate what it’s like not to be so comfortable.
What are you looking forward to/dreading the most?
I’m sort of dreading some of the desert stuff, because it’s very demanding on the car and also on the person driving it. But I’m looking forward to having done it!
How have you found using Justgiving?
I’m delighted – it’s absolutely marvellous. I’m going to blog about the challenge and link to my page from there too.
Oh good – we’ll link to your blog as soon as it’s live! Any special message for all your Apprentice fans before you go?
We’re always looking at people undertaking difficult tasks and it’s about time we did one of our own. It’s easy to criticise, but let’s see how I get on!