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Overseas Trek Responsibilities

Our Responsibility

St John’s Hospice is committed to organising overseas treks for supporters to participate in to help the hospice with its aims to raise enough charitable income to fund two thirds of the hospice costs. Overseas treks are designed to be a challenge, and by signing up to be involved you need to be fully aware of what you are undertaking.

We currently work with Global Adventure Challenges who, as part of their standard contract, offer organisational places to the hospice. The number of organisational places made available depends on the size of the group participating on the overseas trek. These places are allocated to staff in agreement with the Senior Management Team at the hospice. With the group of trekkers, the hospice benefits from the huge fundraising achievement by all those taking part. Skyline has never led a bespoke challenge without a representative from the charitable organisation, and see their involvement as integral to the smooth running, and the success, of a challenge. If representatives were not available, they would look to staff the event differently which would inevitably increase costs.

Your Responsibility

On signing the agreement to be involved in the trek you are committing to fundraise the required amount, as per the terms and conditions of your registration. The registration fee that is paid direct to Global Adventure Challenges, by you, as a trekker, goes towards the cost of the event, including covering administration. It is ultimately your personal contribution to the challenge and cements your commitment to the cause and event.

When you take on an oversea trek you have 2 options:-

Cost per person: £3,800 (£1,874 Cost of the trip & £1,926 Fundraising target)
The total cost can be made up of any combination of fundraising and your own money if you wish. You can fundraise every penny if you want to!

Option A – Minimum Sponsorship

Registration Fee £325 (non refundable – paid directly to our tour operator Global Adventure Challenges)
Minimum Sponsorship £3,800

Option B – Self-Funding

Registration Fee £325 (non refundable – paid directly to our tour operator Global Adventure Challenges)
£1926 fundraising pledge
Challenge Balance £1,874

If you have chosen option A and cost or part of your costs, is going to be paid for from charitable fundraising, you must make this clear on all posters and all communications, including social media and email. It is important to be completely transparent with your supporters as to how their money is being spent. If you have any questions about these option etc. just get in touch with our fundraising team and they will be happy to help.

No option is better or worse than another, and we have had a pretty even split among the trekkers who have signed up in the past. The hospice trek organisers will also be on hand once you register to help and support and guide you through your fundraising. You won’t be alone!

Get in touch with the Fundraising Team at the hospice on 01524 382538 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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