Walking for Charity
Doing a charity walk is a fantastic way to support your favourite charity whilst getting active in the great outdoors
There are many websites (e.g. Doitforcharity.com) listing all kinds of walking events from UK charities. If you are in need of exercise to get yourself fit for a High Point Holiday week of walking then this may be a great way to get started.
A popular choice among walkers looking to raise money for charity is to take on the infamous Three Peaks Challenge, scaling the highest peaks of England, Wales and Scotland – a demanding schedule for even the most seasoned of walkers.
These kinds of weekend events offer the perfect chance to introduce walking and hiking to some of your friends who maybe haven’t yet got the bug for the joys of the great outdoors. As it’s for charity, you may find friends are more likely to get involved and give it a go. Then you may be able to persuade them to take the plunge and try an independent (or guided) walking holiday with High Point Holidays.
Maybe there’s not an event near you or you are unable to attend any of the mass participation walks or you would just rather be walking alone or with friends for charity, then why not use an independent walking holiday with High Point Holidays to help raise funds for your favourite cause. Just because you’re doing it for charity does not mean that it has to be an extraordinary challenge. Maybe you don’t normally spend a week walking for your holiday and that in itself is a challenge enough for you.
There are many charities that will provide fundraising packs and branded materials to help you create your own charity event, such as the Breast Cancer Campaign STEP ON IT or our favoured charity Myeloma UK. Click here, to see why this is a favourite UK charity.
Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow and is the second most common type of blood cancer.
Myeloma UK’s Fundraising Team can help, so make sure you let them know you will be walking to raise funds for Myeloma UK. They can provide you with a t-shirt and lots of useful tips to help you raise as much sponsorship as you can.
You can also set up an account with a company like JustGiving.com to make it easy for friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.
Let us know about it
We would love to hear about an event you are organising or have registered in, particularly if you decide you wish to raise funds as part of your High Point Holidays walking week.