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An introduction to Charity Treks & Expeditions by Alan Ward - International Mountain Leader. These trips are on offer through The Mountain Company.

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<ul><li> 1. Charity challenge events<br />Alan Ward <br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Why undertake a charity challenge?<br />Raise funds<br />Raise awareness of the charity (1:200)<br />Team bonding amongst staff<br />Increase numbers of volunteers working for charity<br /> 3. Different types of charity challenges<br />Consortium of like-minded charities <br />Open<br />Bespoke 30 participants<br />Corporate<br />The Top 3 charity challenge events are the Great Wall Trek, Inca Trail Trek and Kilimanjaro<br /> 4. Why choose the mountain company?<br />Internationally qualified leader Alan Ward (IML) <br />The Mountain Company are highly experienced<br />Led 6 international charity challenge events<br />Pre-challenge support available<br />Pre-challenge weekend training course<br />20% discount for clothing &amp; equipment purchases<br />PAC carried on challenges <br />Facebook page hosted<br />BS8848 compliance for good practice<br /> 5. Top ten tips for fundraising<br />Let people tell their story<br />Learn from other peoples success and failures<br />Provide constant updates to keep people interested<br />Provide video clips of training and fundraising activities<br />Competition is important<br />Family can get involved<br />SMS is a very powerful tool<br />Make sure you thank the right people<br />Social media is very important (e.g. Facebook etc)<br />Company support (e.g. Coachs Corner, Training Plan etc)<br /> 6. Points to consider<br />There is huge scope for expansion in this area of tourism<br />Most challenge event participants have never trekked before<br />The Institute of Fundraising publish a Charity Challenge Event Code and a Outdoor UK Challenge Code.<br />Gift Aid can be claimed on the actual donations<br />Flyers need an eye-catching image to make them effective<br />12 18 months is the normal lead time for an event<br />The average UK annual charitable donation is 10 but this rises to 34 for challenge events<br />Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit (2%) organization to manage participant fund-raising: 1 extra per 20 raised!<br /> 7. conclusion<br />Challenge events definitely fundraise and raise awareness of chosen charities.<br />TMC offers charity challenges with minimal resource investment from the charities.<br />TMC will provide your Wow Factor!<br /> 8. Kilimanjaro<br />October 2012<br />Everest Base Camp<br />November 2012<br /> 9. 10. Everest base camp<br /> 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Kilimanjaro (5,895m)<br /> 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. A series of travel talks by Alan Ward (International Mountain Leader) <br /></p> <ul><li>Patagonia, Chile</li></ul> <p> 60. StokKangri (6,137m) 61. Everest Base Camp 62. Mt. Toubkal (4,167m) 63. The Kingdom of Mustang, Nepal 64. Kilimanjaro (5,895m)All talks begin at 7 p.m. refreshments available <br /> 65. ANY QUESTIONS?<br />Everest Base Camp (5,360m)<br />Mid-November 2012<br />Duration: 20 days<br />Cost: 2,195 approx. + 1,000 donation <br />Kilimanjaro (5,895m)<br />October 11th, 2012<br />Duration: 10 days<br />Cost: 2,595 approx. + 1,000 donation<br /></p>