Mac McLaren, a participant and coach from Saracens Wheelchair Rugby Club – supported by Allianz, was recently nominated for The Henry Worsley Award at the Endeavour Fund Awards 2020.

The Henry Worsley Award is presented to the person who has best inspired others through the demonstration of determination in the face of adversity, whilst endeavouring to support others with their recovery through sport or adventure challenge.

This was the most prestigious prize presented on the evening on Thursday 5 March and is named after the late Henry Worsley, who tragically lost his life in January 2016 whilst attempting to cross the Antarctic landmass, solo and unsupported.

Henry, a career soldier and an experienced polar adventurer, undertook this incredible expedition in order to raise money for the Endeavour Fund.

Mac McLaren was nominated by the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation. Mac was medically discharged with Post Traumatic Stress after serving six years in the Royal Highland Fusiliers.

Mac had a very difficult time, but found a home with the Stoll Foundation, which provides housing solutions for veterans in need. Mac wanted to improve the environment for his fellow residents and applied for a grant with Endeavour Fund.

He displayed leadership and determination that led to a renovation project on the gym, giving access to fitness equipment and inspiring others to gain personal training qualifications. Mac continues to give back to people in need though his work at Saracens Sports Foundation and Saracens Wheelchair Rugby Club. We continue to support Mac in both his personal and professional goals.

Find out more about Mac’s story in the video below

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