In recent years, it’s become a growing trend for people to partake in charity fundraisers that push their comfort zone - in terms of fitness and destination! Fundraising challenges have now crossed overseas with events such as trekking through the Egyptian desert, parachute jumping from a plane in New Zealand, and cycling through France all quickly becoming the norm on social media.
According to ‘Charity Challenge’ and ‘Discover Adventure’ around 40% of their participants self-fund their international fundraising challenges. These statistics show that 60% of participants choose the “minimum sponsorship” approach, where people pay a registration fee and raise a certain amount through fundraising.
Regardless of how people choose to start their charity fundraising, it’s promising to see more and more people interested in making a positive difference to their local or favourite charities. Abroad charity fundraising is appealing as it almost acts as a holiday, as well as doing something amazing for charity. Why not challenge yourself this year and do something remarkable for charity?
3 of the most popular international charity challenges
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular challenges in the UK. It requires climbing the three highest peaks in England (Mount Ben Nevis), Scotland (Mount Scafell Pike) and Wales (Mount Snowdon) within 24 hours. To take part in this challenge the registration fee starts from just £455, and you will gain some great memories from this experience along the way! There also is the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for people looking to build up to taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge.
‘Discover Adventure’ offers a 10-day adventure to climb Kilimanjaro for charity, all the while providing beautiful scenery throughout the trek, with stunning views to the Masai Mara plains. The 10 day Mount Kilimanjaro trek starts from £2,749 (self-funded) and includes porters, guides, support team, full-board accommodation and flights. Complete one of the most enduring challenges all for the wonderful cause of charity.
Trekking the Sahara Desert
The 48-mile trek along dried out river beds and sand dunes of the Sahara desert is an unforgettable experience for many people looking to do a challenge that tests their determination. The 8-day trek has a minimum sponsorship of a £199 registration fee, and £2,200 fundraising target. People fundraising will be accompanied by a small group of camels and Berber guides, to ensure your safety throughout this trek.