Kilimanjaro fundraising expedition
9 October – 19 October 2013
Kilimanjaro has been chosen as the destination for our first-ever overseas fundraising challenge and we are now seeking adventurers to join Karen Churches Peacock, our Director of Fundraising, on this expedition.
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the earth’s crust and is considered the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. The challenge for expedition participants will be to reach Uhuru Peak (5,895m), the highest point in Africa.
Having successfully summited Kilimanjaro twice before, Karen knows that this expedition will be an incredible adventure and a life-changing experience for all those that take part. We are also hoping that this fundraising initiative will raise £50,000 for our front-line services.
How you can get involved and support this challenge
• Participate in the expedition yourself;
• Promote the challenge to your staff and colleagues and encourage them to take part;
• Follow the lead of Coral Racing Ltd, Genting Casinos UK, Inspired Gaming Group, Praesepe plc and William Hill by purchasing one or more places on the expedition as a staff incentive or competition prize;
• Sponsor Karen Churches Peacock and help her to achieve her personal fundraising target of £10,000.
Background information – including costs involved, itinerary, country fact file, Q&As, kit list and how to sign up (via the ‘Book Now’ button) – can be found here.
Charity Challenge – the expedition administrator - has also produced a webinar which includes details on what a typical day will be like; dealing with altitude; and key factors for reaching the summit. This presentation is 24 minutes in length and can be viewed here.
How fit do you need to be to take part?As you will see from the Q&A document, a good level of fitness is definitely required as this challenge is graded ‘extreme’ due to the basic facilities, high altitude and rough terrain. However, you do not need to be an experienced trekker to take part - anyone who leads a fairly active and moderately healthy lifestyle should be OK, but the more you exercise before the challenge, the more you will get out of it.
Over the years, Karen has trekked with people from all walks of life, of varying ages, abilities and levels of experience. And she has found, that whilst good physical fitness is required, having a positive attitude and an eagerness to get as much out of the experience as possible will also add to a participant’s overall enjoyment of our challenge.
The Responsible Gambling Trust’s Kilimanjaro 2013 expedition is also more than just a matter of physical exertion. The goal ahead is as much about fundraising as getting fit and pushing yourself to new limits. By participating in the expedition you are pledging to raise as much sponsorship as possible for our charity. Do not be daunted by this aspect of the challenge - by being original and planning ahead, the fundraising can be as rewarding and enjoyable as the expedition itself. For fundraising tips and advice please click here.
For more information, please contact Karen either by phone on 020-7287-1994 or by email at Karen@responsiblegamblingtrust.org.uk.