East Anglia: Adventurer Adam Woolley to speak at Ipswich Building Society AGM

Adam Wolley in Egypt during his bike ride to Cape Town in 2010

Adam Wolley in Egypt during his bike ride to Cape Town in 2010

YOUNG adventurer Adam Wolley will be the guest speaker at Ipswich Building Society’s annual general meeting next week.

Adam, 24, who comes from Suffolk, has completed an 8,700 mile bike ride from London to Cape Town and a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Barbados, raising more than £300,000 for malaria and spinal treatment charities.

Following the formal business at the society’s annual meeting, he will share his life lessons with the audience and explain how he prepares for intense physical challenges.

Paul Winter, chief executive of the Ipswich Building Society, said: “These challenges are both once-in-a-lifetime experiences and it is awe-inspiring to hear from somebody who has successfully completed two such amazing feats so young. I’m really looking forward to hearing what he has to say, and I’m sure our members are as well.”

The annual meeting, open only to members of the society, takes place at Wherstead Park, Ipswich, on Wednesday, March 20, starting at 7pm, with an opportunity to talk to directors of the society over refreshments available from 6pm.

Mr Winter added “Our AGM gives an opportunity for our members to ask us questions and vote on key issues affecting the Society. I would like to remind them that their vote is important and we hope that they join us at Wherstead Park.”

The meeting will be the last as chairman of the society for Mark Sargeantson who is stepping down after seven years in the role.