why choose charity challenge Travel Services?
Charity Challenge UK is the world's leading tour operator, running overseas fundraising challenges for charity. We have run more international challenges, and have raised funds for more charities than any other company worldwide! We have a wealth of experience in the charity sector, the adventure travel sector, working with individuals, groups, corporate organisations, and have established an excellent reputation for the quality of the tours we operate.
Charity Challenge Travel Services is a Business Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and endorses the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards. Charity Challenge UK is also a corporate member of the UK Institute of Fundraising, and constantly strive to set the highest standards of quality, health and safety, and transparency.
We currently have challenges in 13 countries worldwide taking place in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Arctic and Antarctic.
The types of challenge we offer are equally varied. You can push yourself to the limits by trekking, mountain climbing, cycling, mountain biking, skiing or sledge hauling.
You can join any one of our open challenges (of which there are more than fifty), and raise money for any Canadian registered charity as long as you have their permission.
Charity Challenge Travel Services lead the market in terms of responsible operation. We ensure that the local communities in the host country benefit directly from our challenges. All of our expeditions create employment, contribute to the local economy and inject funds into vital community projects.
Our portfolio incorporates many different types of activity, 13 countries, three levels of difficulty (challenging, tough and extreme), two payment options, a wide range of challenge durations and more than 50 departure dates throughout the year.
Our company is made up of people who have trekked, climbed and biked, fundraised, organised and led challenges around the world. Whether its choosing the right challenge before booking, helping you to achieve your fundraising goal, getting you fit before departure, or helping you on the challenge itself, we provide a massive amount of support in order to help you make the most of this incredible experience.
We provide extensive information to help you prepare for the challenge including detailed itinerary, equipment list, country fact file, frequently asked questions, health notes and travel tips, high altitude notes, fundraising support, fitness training, responsible travel, travel insurance and much more.
We are 100% transparent about challenge costs, who pays what and when, how much is funded by the individual and how much (if applicable) by the charity. This is very important especially when fundraising and a proportion of the funds raised is to be used to fund the challenge.
Your medical details will be screened by our chief medical officer who will speak to you about any conditions which they feel may cause you an issue on your specific challenge (i.e. at altitude). On the challenge you will be supported by first aid trained expedition leaders and on many challenges a doctor too.
This is not just a physical challenge. You will have the opportunity to experience new cultures - from the Maasai in Northern Tanzania to the Karen hill tribe in Thailand, and as our group sizes are amongst the smallest in the industry you are likely to experience more genuine interactions with local communities.
As well as the support you will receive through your charity, we provide fundraising advice and an A-Z of fundraising ideas, hard copy sponsorship forms, access to online fundraising websites and a sample press release to help you with the fundraising challenge.
Once you have booked, you will receive access to your own secure members’ area where you can download all of the relevant challenge information required, but also sponsorship forms, fundraising ideas, fitness training programme, details of fitness training weekends, contact details of others in your group (subject to data protection), optional extension details, visa application notes, emergency contact details, reminders and much more.