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Sponsored Walks for Charity
Hike the hills, crawl the canals or trek deserts with a challenge taken at your own speed. Charity sponsored walks are perfect for groups, couples and solo walkers.
If running isn’t for you, you can make as much of an impact by taking on a challenge at a slower pace. Charity walks and treks are a great way to fundraise whilst taking in some spectacular views.
There are many organised walks to get involved in, but it’s also easy to arrange your own sponsored event and get a whole team of people behind you. Whether it’s setting a mile target, tackling the 3 peaks, or simply setting a step goal per week, there’s so much scope to make this challenge suitable for your ability and fitness.
How to Decide Between a Charity Walk or Trek?
When deciding on a suitable challenge, it’s worth considering the differences between a trek and a walk but whatever you choose to do, make sure it’s within your capability and don’t put yourself in a situation where you may run into difficulty. All fundraising is appreciated and goes towards helping our lifesaving service.
A trek or hike is:
- Often carried out on harder terrain
- Tougher endurance, such as a mountain climb
- Requires more specialist equipment
- Requires more training
How to Prepare for Your Sponsored Charity Walk
Ankle support is necessary for any mountainous hikes so get a good pair of walking boots. For a road or canal walk, invest in good trainers or walking shoes.
Blister Proof Socks.
Regardless of whether your shoes have been worn in, if this is the first time wearing them, blisters are likely, so prevent the onset with suitable socks
Look into getting a backpack with built in water bladder such as a CamelBak to prevent taking heavy bottles.
Pack sun protection
Unless your walk is at night, make sure you have protection from the sun including sun cream a hat and cover-up for shoulders and arms.
Keep Your Energy
High energy snacks will be important regardless of how long you’re walking for.
These challenges will be tough but enjoy every moment and take in the surroundings wherever you are.
Charity Walks with a Difference
If you’re looking at ways to make your walk slightly more interesting to attract more fundraising, then why not consider some of these options;
- Wear fancy dress
- Carry the weight of our crews kit bags
- Include your four-legged friends
- Walk backwards – only advised someone who can guide you.
- Choose a unique destination
- Charity Night walk
Errwood Fly Fishing & Errwood Sailing Club
Huge thank you to Errwood Fly Fishing Club and Errwood Sailing Club in Derbyshire for raising £450 at their fundraiser in September for Derbyshire Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
Rugby Self Store
Community Fundraiser, Lee Bunting, surprised the team at Rugby Self Store today for everything they do for your local air ambulance. By providing us with free storage, taking part in #TeamMission challenges and allowing their customers to donate clothing.
Jethro’s Ramblers have been supporting Children’s Air Ambulance for three years and they are always looking for new ways to fundraise. To date, they have raised just under £13,000 and we want to send them a Big Thank You!