Fundraising for my challenge

Hints and tips to put the 'fun' into achieving your fundraising goal


We appreciate that fundraising for a big ‘once in a lifetime’ trek can be a challenge in itself.

That’s why we try to encourage everyone to get started early so that you have plenty of time to reach your targets. Our Fundraising Team is also on hand for any suggestions and supplies to keep you going, so if you need help please just get in touch!

To request a fundraising guide or trek brochure, or to let us know if you would like to attend an information evening, please email, or call us on (0116) 231 8431.

How should I go about fundraising?

Our fundraising guide is packed with ideas to get you started with fundraising. We advertise these trips at least nine months in advance so as to give you plenty of time to fundraise and break down your target into more manageable chunks. Curry Nights, local discos, fun days, dress down days, golf days, car boot sales, quiz nights, comedy nights – there are so many kinds of events you can run. Make it something you already enjoy doing and it will come a lot easier! Similarly, don’t forget to set yourself up an online JustGiving page to help you reach people you might not see all that often. For an example of how you could break down your fundraising for our Peru Inca Trail Trek 2017 download this slide image:

What if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

We would ask you to get in touch sooner rather than later if you are struggling with fundraising. Ideally keep in touch with our fundraising team soon after signing up so that we are in a position to help you out with both supplies (T-Shirts, collection tins, fundraising games etc.) and suggestions as to how we can help you to maximise your fundraising. Only 80% of your fundraising is due before the trek, and if you find yourself struggling to raise the rest afterwards, then we can be very flexible with direct debits and other fundraising arrangements to help you out. If you need help please just ask. Alternatively you can self-fund your challenge and then all we ask is you raise as much as you can.

What is matched giving?

Before signing up it’s worth checking with your employer whether they offer a scheme for matched giving. It’s entirely possible that your boss or HR department already has a policy for this and could also sponsor part of your challenge. Every donation counts, no matter how large or small. Some organisations might be willing to match your entire fundraising efforts, penny for penny.

All fundraising done by, on behalf of, or in aid of a charity is regulated by the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice. For more details on how this affects you as a supporter please download our factsheet or contact us at

We also ask you to complete this short form to let us know about the money you raise and spend in your activity. You can download this form here.

We both felt very emotional and fulfilled that we had completed an incredible challenge and raised money for our local Hospice.

Read Gail & Tom's story

Back to back – this was the best 12 days of my life. I was completely overwhelmed when we finished this challenge.

Read Paul & Nicola's story
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