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THE BENEFITS OF TAKING PART IN A FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY

Posted by Rachel Beard on 05-May-2017 09:26:13

An interview with HOLLY EVANS, EVENT FUNDRAISER at SUE RYDER

Sue Ryder held an incredible fundraising challenge to Nepal in 2014, raising an amazing £150,000. So, we decided to talk to Holly, Event Fundraiser, to find out what your fundraising means and how it makes a real difference by providing amazing hospice and neurological care for those who are facing a life-changing illness. They also have a very exciting, up and coming trek in Bhutan.. (yes you can still book a place!) which will contribute to their charity even further as Holly explains below:

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Topics: Charity Challenges: What you need to know, Your Adventures

WHAT DOES COMPLETING A FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE MEAN FOR CHARITY?

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 11-Apr-2017 08:50:39

An interview with Adele Adityah, Fundraising Officer for RedR UK

A question both Discover Adventure and our charity partners are commonly asked is, 'Why would I ask people to sponsor me to go to an amazing place?' and 'What will the money I raise actually go towards?' 

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Topics: Charity Challenges: What you need to know, Your Adventures

From knee surgery to Everest Base Camp and raising £60,000 - Phil's story

Posted by Phil Minns on 01-Jul-2016 16:54:44

16, 28, 33, 45, 47, 51, 53, 63, 88, the ages of all the people I know who have been affected by cancer, with the average age being 47.

I wish I could say I was good at maths to say I could have worked that out, but surprisingly I'm not. 47 is the age my mum Kathleen Ann was when she died of breast cancer in 1996. Macmillan Cancer Support has been a part of my life now for the last 27 years and I am sure they will be for the rest of my life in some capacity.

I'm Phil Minns, fundraiser and volunteer ambassador for Macmillan. 

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Topics: Your Adventures

Trekking the Great Wall of China: Why you should be the change you want to see in the world.

Posted by Stephanie Morris on 08-Mar-2016 09:12:39

DA Challenger Gina tells us about her motivations for trekking the Great Wall for Alzheimer's Research UK.

"Last year I had the incredible experience of trekking the Great Wall of China all, in aid of a cause close to my heart, Alzheimer's Research UK with Discover Adventure. It's seems hard to believe just 9 months ago I was sat in my friends garden talking of my aspirations and she said "go for it." Thanks to Teresa for that ....

From start to finish it has been inspirational in so many ways.

To give you a taster of Gina's experience, watch the video from her challenge below.

 

 

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Topics: Your Adventures