Icelandic Lava Trek

16 - 20 August 2018
Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Icelandic Lava Trek 2018

16 - 20 August 2018, Iceland

Experience some of Iceland's stunning wilderness as you pass thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields and plunging fjords.

Iceland is a land of incredible beauty. Its wild volcanic landscapes, glaciers, hot springs, sprouting geysers and thundering waterfalls, combined with its rich history and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore.


This awesome trek takes us across the Landmannalaugar route through one of the most actively volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland. Although the duration is short, the days are long and the terrain is very challenging with steep climbs and rough descents through jaw-dropping natural wonders.


On completing our challenge we will have the chance to spend the day relaxing our tired legs in the famous Blue Lagoon.

 

Highlights

 

What's included 

 

 

Book your place on this once in a lifetime adventure by visiting the Charity Challenge website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity.

 

Location

Venue

You will fly from London to Keflavik, where you will be transported to the starting point at Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

 

From the starting line you will trek through some of Europe’s most incredible wilderness to the finishing line at Thorsmork.

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Aug 16, 2018 to Aug 20, 2018 Contact number: 020 8346 0500 Course detail:
Trek 58kms through the heart of Iceland, one of the planet’s most volcanic regions

Your entry

Self funder option:

Pay a registration fee of £345 when you book, then a balance of £1,395 (8 weeks before your challenge).

 

Raise as much as you can for MHA.

 

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration fee of £345 when you book.

 

Raise a minimum of £2,845 for MHA.

Event registration

Book your place on this once in a lifetime experience on by visiting the Charity Challenge website or contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

If you are unable to take part in this challenge alternative dates are available in 2018. Find out more>>

This event is organised by Charity Challenge - to view full details of this challenge or apply online please visit www.charitychallenge.com

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

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes.

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

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£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.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

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!

spread the word

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...

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Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

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Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

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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 by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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