New Year, New Challenge – Kent’s 2020 Charity Challenges
WHETHER IT’S TO TICK OFF A BUCKET LIST WISH, TRY SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW, AID A LONG-TERM FITNESS GOAL, OR SIMPLY TO TEST YOURSELF FOR 2020; MAKE IT YOUR MISSION TO STAND UP, SIGN UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE; BY UNDERTAKING ONE OF THE AMAZINGLY VARIED AND AMAZINGLY LIFE-CHANGING CHARITY CHALLENGES BEING RUN THIS YEAR. LET IN THOSE FEEL GOOD ENDORPHINS FROM GIVING SOMETHING BACK, IMPROVE YOUR HAPPINESS, LOWER YOUR STRESS AND NOT ONLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE, BUT ALSO THE LIVES OF THE COMMUNITY OUR WONDERFUL KENT CHARITIES SERVE.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children // www.demelza.org.uk
The Grate Descent // 15 May 2020
Join #TeamDemelza for the ultimate abseiling challenge as they take on one of London’s tallest skyscrapers! Experience the most spectacular views of London whilst dangling in free space an incredible 730ft above the ground. Whether you are a thrill seeker or just want to face your fears, take on the Cheesegrater and raise vital funds – all to the backdrop of London’s incredible skyline.
Registration fee: £50.00
Minimum sponsorship: £650.00 (not including gift aid)
ellenor // www.ellenor.org/events
Jurassic Coast Challenge // 16 May 2020
Join team ellenor and 2,000 others of all ages and experience on this unforgettable challenge, which will take you along the spectacular Jurassic Coast -a World Heritage Site.
Dorset’s fabulous Jurassic Coast provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge – with some glorious views enroute and a few hills in between! The Saturday morning challenge begins in Poole, takes you past Sandbanks, on a short ferry ride, and along 100km of trails and famous landmarks, before reaching the Bridport finish line with an overwhelming sense of achievement.
Registration Fee: £15
Minimum Sponsorship: £595
Pilgrims Hospices // www.pilgrimshospices.org
Conquer Mount Toubkal // 11-15 June 2020
Located in the High Atlas Mountain range, a spectacular peak awaits you. At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal stands as the highest point in North Africa. Experience a 3-day trek to conquer this mythical mountain, trekking through the rugged beauty of the Toubkal National Park before making a final push to reach the summit, with spectacular views of Morocco, which on a clear day stretch as far as the Sahara Desert.
Registration Fee: £295
Minimum Sponsorship: £1400 (sponsorship will cover costs of the trip and raise £700 for hospice care)
Or Self-fund: £995 (inc registration fee of £295) and fundraise as much as you can for Pilgrims.
Kent Sports Trust // www.kentsportstrust.org
Goatham’s Great Kent Cycle Ride 2020 // 3-5 July 2020
Returning for its fourth year, this annual three day event takes in the very best of the Kentish countryside – vineyards, castles, pretty villages, coastal paths, history, and breathtaking scenery – as participants complete over 200 miles by bike. The registration fee includes all food and refreshments; including breakfasts, lunches, water stops and evening meals; as well as overnight accommodation, luggage transportation, insurance, medical support, bike mechanic support, a fully marked route, sports therapy, a cycling top, and medal.
Registration fee: £75
Minimum sponsorship: £600
Heart of Kent Hospice // www.hokh.org
Wing Walk // Date TBC
Experience a flight like no other and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill as you are harnessed to the top wing of plane. Strapped in for the whole flying time (including take off and landing), reach speeds of over 100 mph, achieve your wing walking dreams and reach for the skies!
Minimum sponsorship: £700
The Aspinall Foundation // www.aspinallfoundation.org
Kilimanjaro Challenge // 4-13 September 2020
Join The Aspinall Foundation as they trek to protect the world’s wildlife and conquer the Kilimanjaro Challenge! Climb for conservation and enjoy the experience of a lifetime from the roof of Africa. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, rising majestically from the savannahs of Tanzania, it soars above the clouds at a height of 5,895m. Journey through the stunning African rainforest and pristine ecosystems of the mountain to the snow-capped summit where you will be greeted by a breath-taking sunrise over the African Plains, in an experience you’ll truly cherish forever.
Minimum Sponsorship: £TBC
Hospice In The Weald // www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk
Great Wall of China Trek // 10-18 October 2020
Experience China’s outstanding beauty as you walk along one of the new seven Wonders of the World. Set to challenge the trek will take on the twists, turns, ups and downs of the most famous wall of all in this journey immersed in over 2,000 years of natural beauty, mythology and ancient traditions.
Minimum sponsorship: £3,200
Or Self-funding option:
Minimum sponsorship: £1,000