Sometimes, a cycle at a national park, a coffee morning at your local cafe or a 10K run or even a marathon is just not enough of a challenge. Sometimes, you need to go further afield!
Breathing Matters has teamed up with Global Adventure Challenges who offer some amazing charity challenges. There are so many international challenges to choose from at www.globaladventurechallenges.com, but here’s just a few fabulous examples:
Explore Iceland’s stunning scenery; from colourful mountains and volcanic landscapes to hot springs. Surrounded by beautiful lake and mountain scenery, and be dazzled by the spectacular Northern Lights.
2022 – £199 registration + £3374
2023 – £199 registration + £3424
2022 – £199 registration + £1687
2023 – £199 registration + £1712
Snowdon at Night: 11-12.6.2022, 6-7.8.2022, 1-2.10.2022, 17-18.6.2023, 5-6.8.2023, 7-8.10.2023
Trekking Mt Snowdon (1,085m) during the daytime forms a great challenge, but by using torches to light your way and having the moon as your backdrop, summiting at night brings another sense of achievement to an already recognised charity trek. Food and drink laid on, midnight start, descend at sunrise – a one day wonder!
Mallorca is the go-to destination for cycling enthusiasts, and it’s not hard to see why! From its predictable warm weather, a vast mixture of terrain and picture perfect views, Cycle Mallorca will be a challenge to remember!
Minimum sponsorship: £199 registration + £2824
Self-funding: £199 registration + £1412
London to Paris Bike Ride: 1-5.6.2022, 20-24.7.2022 (Tour de France), 10-14.8.2022, 14-18.9.2022, 7-11.6.2023, 9-13.8.2023, 13-17.9.2023
Join our team and ride London to Paris for a truly inspirational experience; you’ll make friends for life, push yourself beyond your limits but most of all make memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You could even witness the finale of the world’s greatest cycle race!
There are two ways of funding your challenge; minimum sponsorship or self-funding.
For payment option A – minimum sponsorship – You pay the non-refundable deposit (the first sum above) to Global Adventure Challenges. This is used to organise your trip including securing airline seats and relevant permits. You then commit to raising the minimum sponsorship (the second sum above) for Breathing Matters. You can set up a Justgiving Page from our home page (www.justgiving.com/campaign/breathingmatters) and 80% of the minimum sponsorship MUST be raised no later than ELEVEN WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE as this is when Breathing Matters will pay your challenge costs direct to Global Adventure Challenges. Failure to raise this money may mean non-participation and cancellation of your challenge so it is important to raise your funds early. The remaining 20% should be received no more than two weeks after your challenge finishes (we may ask for proof of offline pledges). We would be grateful if you could try and raise as much as you can over the minimum sponsorship target as every penny of this is what Breathing Matters will receive. The more you raise, the more research work we can do and the more your challenge will have been worthwhile.
For payment option B – self-funding – You pay the non-refundable deposit (the first sum above) to Global Adventure Challenges which is used to organise your trip including securing airline seats and relevant permits. Ten weeks before departure, Global Adventure Challenges will invoice you for the balance (the second sum above) and this should be paid within two weeks; eight weeks prior to your challenge. Although there is no minimum sponsorship target for this option, we would encourage you to raise as much as possible for Breathing Matters (via www.justgiving.com/campaign/breathingmatters).
The more you raise, the more research work we can do and the more your challenge will have been worthwhile.