More Events - More Choice............
If none of the events above seem right
for you, there is an alternative way to go about raising money for CRY
via some sort of challenge event or trip. There are a number of
specialist events organisers - offering a diverse array of events -
who can be contacted by individuals who wish to raise money for CRY.
Two of the best organisations are
Charity Challenge and
Some of the events they offer include:
Great Wall of China Challenge; Brazil School Project; Nepal, The Pike
Peak Summit; Andean Volcanoes Challenge; Kilimanjaro Climb; Explore
the Inca Trail; Mongolian Horse Riding Challenge; Granada to Malaga
Bike Ride; Mexican Jungle Challenge - and many more. You will
find full listings on their websites.
These events organisers offer two
different payment options. The first option is for the person
undertaking the challenge to pay the full cost of the event up front,
and to then set about raising sponsorship money once the event is paid
for. For example, if an event costs £1500 the person undertaking
the event would pay the £1500 up front out of their own pocket, and
then set about raising sponsorship money. All of the sponsorship
money raised would then go to the charity.
The second payment option is similar to
the free events offered above. Under this second option, the
chosen event has a 'minimum sponsorship level' - usually around twice
the cost of the event. The cost of the event is paid for from
this minimum sponsorship level, with the rest of the money raised
going to the charity.
For example, an event with a cost of £1500
might have a minimum sponsorship level of £3000. A person
undertaking the event would need to raise at least £3000. From
the total sponsorship money raised, £1500 would go to the event
organisers to pay for the event, and the rest would go to the charity
- so if £3500 was raised in total, the charity would receive £2000.
Many of the events offered by
these organisations are very large undertakings, and require a lot of
sponsorship money. However, they are 'once in a lifetime' types
of event and are great for people looking for a memorable challenge.
If there is a Charity
Challenge or Discover
Adventure event you would like to undertake for
CRY, and you would like to discuss it further, then you can contact
the organisers directly and / or call the CRY office and ask to speak
is offering a special deal to CRY supporters who want to use a trip
to the Himalayas as a fundraising event.
Frontiers will tailor a Himalayan experience to your requirements,
allowing you to sample such diverse experiences as mountaineering;
white water rafting; paragliding; kayaking; bungy jumping;
fishing; parahawking; voluntary / conservation work - and many
others besides. Check their
website for full
If you tell
Himalayan Frontiers that you wish your trip to be a fundraising
event for CRY, and you raise at least £500 in sponsorship
money, you will receive a 15% discount on the tour costs. This
will be refunded to you by Himalayan Frontiers once CRY has received
at least £500 of sponsorship money.
To help you raise sponsorship money and
get publicity for your trip, CRY will send you a fundraising pack,
and a CRY T-shirt for you to proudly wear as you explore the