Choose your charity
We have a strong link with The Brain Tumour Charity. But you can choose any cause close to your heart. When you have decided on your chosen charity, just get in touch and they will be happy to assist you with more information on how the process works as well as fundraising ideas and any other support you might need.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You decide which charity you would like to raise money for. Speak with the charity as they are often a fantastic resource for fundraising and will be able to provide help and advice for you.
You then need to set up a fundraising vehicle or place whereby people can pledge donations. There are a number of options such as:
You can then populate these pages and start speaking to people for donations. Click here for a great article explaining how to choose the best fundraising site.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO RAISE?
This is totally up to you, we do not specify a minimum amount and each person has their own different set of circumstances, personal networks and ability to raise money.
CAN THE MONEY I RAISE HELP PAY FOR THE EVENT?
Typically there are two funding options for charity challenges. Most people self-fund and pay the costs of the trip themselves and raise money separately, with 100% of donations going straight to their chosen charity. With this option, 100% of gift aid can be claimed for the charity.
Then there’s the fundraising option, in which case you will raise a target figure – agreed with your charity– to cover your travel costs as well as sponsorship. You will need to speak to your chosen charity to see if they can support you in this way. Most (but not all) charities are comfortable with this concept as it helps charities raise valuable funds they wouldn’t otherwise get and helps people take on challenges they couldn’t otherwise afford.
WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO FUNDRAISE?
If for whatever reason you don’t want to fundraise for a particular charity, it is of course possible to take on the challenge without supporting a charity.