Charity Challenge is combining adventure with fundraising for tremendous results, and will soon be coming to Canada.
Yesterday's Metro explores an exciting new way to experience the world and raise money for amazing charities like UNICEF & Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Meet Charity Challenge, the world's leading charity challenge operator. The Charity Challenge team leads over 100 expeditions around the world every year, visiting unforgettable places like the Great Wall of China and Mount Everest. Founded by Simon Albert and Marc Berlin over 13 years ago, Charity Challenge has raised over $50 million dollars for charities in the UK to date. In 2013, Charity Challenge comes to Canada!
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How to do your own charity challenge:
Charity Challenge provides plenty of assistance and materials to ensure participants meet their fundraising goal. Trips are even discounted after a certain level of donations has been reached. "It's all part of what we do," said Marc Berlin. "That support wouldn't otherwise be there. We help prepare people for the trip and take as much of the work off the charity's plate as possible."
The tales of perseverance and dedication Simon Albert has heard often blows him away and inspires others. "We had a woman recently that went to Sumatra in the jungle. She was in her late 60s and had a stroke and ended up in a wheelchair. She was told she'd never walk and never talk, over years she got herself in a position to do it," he said. "And she did a really tough trek in the jungle, which is just amazing. For her, the fundraising was all about people who knew her and what she'd been through. On a personal level, she proved doctors and nature wrong."
Thinking about embarking on your own Charity Challenge? Visit www.charitychallenge.ca to discover how you can ride, walk or climb your way to an adventure on behalf of a worthwhile cause.