Ben Nevis Challenge

23 - 25 September 2017
Ben Nevis, Scotland

Ben Nevis Challenge 2017

23 - 25 September 2017, Ben Nevis, Scotland

Set yourself the challenge of climbing the highest peak in the UK on this spectacular challenge

Standing at 1,344 metres above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK. You will trek through some of the most fascinating scenery the UK has to offer as you take on the nine mile climb to the top of the mountain. At the summit you will be rewarded with spectacular views and an overwhelming sense of achievement. 

 

The nine mile ascent is not undertaken lightly, but with the right preparation you'll be conquering this mighty peak before you know it!

 

The Ben Nevis Challenge is an amazing challenge for individuals, friends, family and colleagues. 

 

What's included

 

 Book your place on this awesome challenge by visiting the Do It For Charity website.

 

Location

Venue

Ben Nevis, Scotland

 

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Sep 23, 2017 to Sep 25, 2017 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the UK

Your entry
Event entry fee: £99

Event sponsorship: £560

 

Event registration

Register online with Do It For Charity or call 0207 424 5533

 

For more information about this event contact the MHA Fundraising Team by calling 01332 221641 or emailing events@mha.org.uk

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You need to be 18 years old to participate in this trek. If you are under 18, you may still be able to participate but you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and we’ll need written consent.

 

You do not need to be fitness fanatics to complete the challenge but a certain degree of training is vital to ensure maximum enjoyment. Training guides will be sent out to all participants booked onto the trek.

 

A full kit checklist will be sent to you once you have registered for the trek.

This is a third party organised event. For further information about this challenge, please see the information above, email enquiries@doitforcharity.com or call 0207 424 5533.

SPREAD THE WORD

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

Gift Aid

For every pound your supporters donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the taxman (provided they are a taxpayer at the time of their donation.) This can make a big difference in helping us to reduce loneliness and isolation in older age. Encourage your sponsors to confirm they’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid when they fill in your sponsorship form.

If they qualify for Gift Aid, all they have to do is fill in the sponsorship form fully and sign the Gift Aid box. It’s important to remember that we can only claim Gift Aid for donations. We can’t claim it for:
• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
If you need any more information or have any questions, just get in touch.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

It’ll be alright on the night

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

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