Take on a Trek for Charity in 2020 and Conquer TrekFest The Beacons!

Since its launch in 2013, TrekFest has raised an incredible £2 million for charities nationwide.  How amazing is that!? Every year hundreds of adventurers join together to take on either 25km or 50km of rugged countryside, all in support of their chosen charity.

Keep reading to find out how you can raise money for the charity of your choice, for more information on our TrekFest Payment Options and for some top fundraising tips!

Find out more about our TrekFest The Beacons here.

How Can You Take Part in TrekFest for Charity?

We have three different payment options for TrekFest 2020 – and whichever payment option you choose, we encourage you to make every step count for the charity of your choice.

Payment Option A – Minimum Sponsorship

  1. Pay the registration fee when booking your place on TrekFest 2020.
  2. Agree to raise the minimum sponsorship for a charity of your choice. 80% of your minimum sponsorship must be sent to your charity no later than 6 weeks before the challenge. The remaining sponsorship must be sent to your charity 4 weeks after the challenge.

Payment Option B – Self Funding

  1. Pay the registration fee when booking your place on TrekFest 2020.
  2. Pay the additional challenge balance no later than 6 weeks before the challenge.
  3. Any money you raise can be sent directly to the charity.

Payment Option C – Discounted Full Payment

  1. Pay the total discounted cost when booking your place on TrekFest 2020.
  2. Any money you raise can be sent directly to the charity.

 

Check out our TrekFest 2020 prices for more information. Early birds get a discount on their registration fee, so make sure you get signed up sooner rather than later!

Which Charity Can I Support?

We work with hundreds of charities every single year – all of which provide fantastic support in your fundraising journey and will give you the encouragement you need to smash your fundraising targets!

Check out our list of charity partners and get your fundraising underway today – remember the sooner you sign up to TrekFest 2020, the more time you’ll have to reach your fundraising target. If the charity you’d like to support isn’t listed then just give us a call on 01244 676454 and we’ll happily contact them on your behalf.

Top Fundraising Tips

Once you have decided which charity it is that you’re going to support, it’s time to reach your fundraising target! Here are our top five fundraising tips to help you get on your way;

1. Set Up an Online Fundraising Page

First things first, you need to set up an online fundraising page, such as JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. It’s quick and easy to create and makes your fundraising target a lot easier to reach. Make your page personal and keep everyone up to date with your training and fundraising efforts.

2. Get Sharing!

Once you have got your fundraising page set up – it’s time to get sharing! Send an email to all your contacts with the link to your fundraising page and get sharing it on Social Media. Facebook and Twitter are fantastic platforms to spread the word about your upcoming challenge and fundraising efforts. Ask your friends and family to share your link too.

Keep people up to date, with regular posts and chat about how you are feeling in the lead up to the challenge – this may inspire a few more people to sponsor you.

3. Keep in Touch With Your Charity

Your charity will love to hear from you – keep them updated with how you are doing and ask if they have any materials to help you raise as much money as possible for them.

4. Ask Local Businesses for Support

Ask local businesses for donations, raffle prizes or to place a collection pot in their shops. It’s also important to make sure your employers are aware of what you are doing – they can support by putting your story in the company newsletter, sharing your fundraising page across the business or even matching your fundraising total!

5. Say Thank You

Always say thank you to the people who have sponsored you. Not only will this be appreciated by the person who supported you, but anyone who hears or sees you say thanks will then be prompted to sponsor you too!

 

Good luck with your fundraising! If you haven’t signed up to TrekFest The Beacons yet, then register here or give us a call on 01244 676454 and our team will be more than happy to chat all things TrekFest!

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