It made the national news: Ângelo Felgueiras, TAP’s Captain, reached the South Pole, skiing for 1.100 kilometers. This is a great accomplishment by itself. However, Ângelo Felgueiras decided to go even further and connected his mission to Acreditar’s (Association of parents and friends of children with cancer) – with the goal of raising funds to use on the maintenance of Casa Acreditar, in Lisbon.
Under the motto "Skiing for a cause," Angelo had the greatest incentive to reach his destination - the inspiration of those who live moments of true resilience every day. The TAP’s Captain shared his journey, his experiences and difficulties, and his motivation through Facebook – on a page managed by friends: "Having the Barnabés [children and young people supported by “Acreditar”] as a source of inspiration and motivation makes it easy and also makes the biggest difficulties look like a joke."
Margarida Cruz, Acreditar’s manager, saw with excitement, since the beginning of the project, Ângelo’s connection with the association: “He has real breakthrough stories and that has a lot to do with Acreditar.”
These stories started around 2004, when the Captain decided to start associating his adventures to social causes. For example, in 2008, he reached the peak of the Carstenz Pyramids in Oceania, on Associação Cultural Moinho da Juventude‘s behalf in Cova da Moura, and two years later he arrived at Everest’s peak, on behalf of Escolinha de Rugby da Galiza, in Cascais.
See the wonderful images of Captain Ângelo Felgueiras’ expedition here.