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Multi-day charity challenge events, expeditions and sponsored holidays with the aim of raising funds on behalf of a charity. Sponsorship fundraising trips organised for charities worldwide.

Fundraising holidays
We list direct challenge events organised by the charities themselves as well as dedicated challenge event organising companies that set up, arrange and promote fundraising holidays, multi-day events and expeditions on behalf of charities. Often these will be bespoke events for specific named causes, but many also offer open challenges that allow you to raise funds for any charity of your choice – excellent for less well known causes.
 
Charity challenge inspiration:
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Walking With The Wounded expeditions, teams (included wounded soldiers) take on amazing challenges, like Everest and the North Pole, to raise funds for wounded servicemen and women.
• The Big 5 Kayak Challenge which has raised money for a number of different causes by undertaking some extreme kayaking expeditions, such as Vancouver Island to Alaska and Lands End to the Scilly Isles.
 
Checking them out:
• Check in England and Wales with the Charity Commission.
• Check in Scotland with the Scottish Charity Register.
• Check in Northern Ireland with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
 


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Charity challenge expeditions &
fundraising holidays

uk flag Adventure Alternative
based: Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
website: adventurealternative.com
Adventure Alternative is a responsible adventure travel company founded in 2001 by Everest mountaineer Gavin Bate. They offer a wide variety of climbs, treks and adventures, including iconic favourites like Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. Their service is personalised and experienced, and they pride themselves on an exemplary track record.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | mountaineering | expeditions | walking/trekking safaris | ethical/eco tourism | tailor made | yoga | charity | Africa | Asia | Worldwide |

 Great Gorillas
based: London, UK
website: greatgorillas.org

The Great Gorilla Adventure is a amazing wildlife safari in Uganda and Rwanda. This charity holiday includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to track wild mountain gorillas, supporting The Gorilla Organization in its aim to save the animals you visit; sponsorship or direct payment options available.
Registered Charity No: 1117131
| charity | Worldwide |

 Jubilee Sailing Trust
based: Hampshire, UK
website: jst.org.uk/sponsored-challenges.aspx

Sponsored challenges to support the trust's work offering adventure sailing holidays for able-bodied and disabled people aboard its two custom designed tall sailing ships, Tenacious and the Lord Nelson.
Registered Charity No: 277810
| charity | Worldwide |

 Marie Curie Cancer Care
based: London, UK
website: mariecurie.org.uk/en-gb/events

Marie Curie Cancer Care invites you to 'Rise to the challenge' and take part in one of their charity challenge events to raise money for cancer care. Expeditions and events: running, swimming , walking and trekking, overseas challenges, UK mountain challenges, hospice treks and tennis.
Registered Charity Numbers: England/Wales 207994; Scotland SC038731
| charity | Worldwide |

 Mencap
based: London, UK
website: mencap.org.uk/get-involved/take-part-event

Mencap supports people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Take part in one of their Challenge Adventures – you will have the chance to join cycling or trekking trips to places as diverse as Amsterdam and Japan, in return for fundraising. Also runners trips to worldwide marathon and half-marathon events, including London and New York.
Registered Charity Numbers: England/Wales 222377; Scotland SCO41079
| charity | Worldwide |

uk flag Parkinson's UK
based:
London, UK
website: parkinsons.org.uk/content/get-involved
Overseas trekking and cycling adventures that help people affected by Parkinson's Disease. Including a London to Paris bike ride, climbing to the summit of North Africa's highest mountain, or treks in South America.
Registered Charity Numbers: England/Wales 258197; Scotland SC037554
| charity | UK | Worldwide |

uk flag Private Kilimanjaro
website: privatekilimanjaro.com
A fully insured and bonded member of ABTA which specialises in organising Mt. Kilimanjaro charity climbs. Operating their own climbs directly (no sub-contracting) they promise good value, highest quality charity climbs.
| charity | Tanzania |

uk flag Ride2Raise
based: Surrey, UK
website:
ride2raise.co.uk
Offering tough, unique but still enjoyable UK fundraising, multi-day (2 to 6 day), multi-stage cycle challenges either as bespoke events for small to medium sized charities, or as 'open challenges' for anyone.
| charity | UK |

uk flag Spoon Challenges
website: spoonchallenges.com
Team and individual fundraising challenges in the UK. Try to canoe England's longest lake; climb four of the highest peaks in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; a 4x4 challenge on Exmoor, or cycle the country end to end. Wooden Spoon (the children's charity of rugby), supporting disadvantaged children and young people, aims to raise funds from these events.
Registered Charity Nos: England/Wales 326691; Scotland SC039247
| charity | UK |

uk flag Brooke (The)
based: London, UK
website: thebrooke.org/support-us/fundraising
Horse riding challenges in aid of this animal welfare organisation whose aim is to improve the lives of working horses, mules and donkeys.
Registered Charity No: 1085760
| charity | Worldwide |

uk flag BHS – British Horse Society
based: Warwickshire, UK
website: bhs.org.uk/get-involved/challenge-rides
British Horse Society challenge horseback rides in Jordan, Iceland, Peru, India and Mongolia, in aid of BHS Welfare.
Registered Charity Nos: England/Wales 210504; Scotland SC038516
| charity | India | Iceland | Mongolia | Jordan | Peru |

Fighting Blindness
based: Dublin, Ireland
website: fightingblindness.ie
Worldwide challenges to raise funds for research into cures and treatments for blindness, including jungle adventures, Everest Base Camp treks and cycling challenges.
Registered Charity No: CHY6784
| charity | Ireland | Worldwide |

uk flag Really Wild
based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
website: reallywildchallenges.com
Fundraising adventure challenges in amazing places, raise funds or fund the trip yourself.
| charity | Worldwide |

 

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Travel-quest's Charity challenge expeditions & fundraising holidays category lists organised charity challenges, fundraising holidays and expeditions created for fundraising purposes, where participants raise sponsorship for the charities involved; or where a (significant) percentage of the fee goes to charity. These will be multi-day events and may involve taking part in a challenging sporting activity (such as a marathon run, a long distance bike ride or climbing a high trekking peak), or where the challenge is in a cultural, artistic, educational or community area (such as building a school, teaching computer skills or planting trees). This includes dedicated challenge organising companies who arrange and promote fundraising holidays and expeditions on behalf of particular charities or as open events that allow sponsorship for any cause.

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