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YHA Get involved with our YHA Fundraising Events!
    20/01/2016 03:14

Get involved with our YHA Fundraising Events!

Get involved with our YHA Fundraising Events!

Want to make a real difference to children's lives? Go the distance with Team YHA by joining one of our events to raise money for Breaks for Kids. You can run, pedal or bake (anything goes!) your way to glory with one of our exciting fundraising challenges.

All you need is enthusiasm and the generous support of your sponsors. Why not ask your employer to match fund what you raise? Do something really special for you, whilst also supporting less advantaged children.

Prudential Ride London – July 31st 2016

Places available in 2016

Join 25,000 cyclists and set off on a 100-mile cycle around London’s landmarks and into the Surrey countryside in aid of Breaks for Kids. We still have a few places available for this long-distance challenge event in 2016. Can you rise to the challenge and raise at least £1000 in sponsorship? If so, we’d love to have you. Join Team YHA and look forward to winning that Ride London medal with us.

From the moment you sign up, the fundraising team will be on hand to offer support. We’ll be there on the day, joining you for breakfast in the early hours before waving you off on your epic journey. We’ll help you with any fundraising questions you have and talk you through any concerns.

Virgin Money London Marathon - April 24th 2016

The team for 2016 is complete. Are you keen for 2017?

We anticipate that we’ll be able to offer 10 charity places for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. As you might imagine, this iconic running event attracts plenty of interest and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you’d like to join us and run for Breaks for Kids, keep your eyes peeled in May 2016 when applications for 2017 will open.

We offer a fantastic support package; from sign up, during the training period and throughout the event weekend, we’ll be with you every step of the way to offer encouragement over the line and plenty of fundraising advice.

To gain a place, runners must commit to raising a minimum sponsorship amount of £1000. Some of what you raise will support your entry fee, accommodation in London at YHA Thameside, a team shirt, dinner Saturday (pasta party) and breakfast on Sunday. We normally offer a special deal for your family and friends who wish to come along and cheer you on. We also welcome supporters who don’t have a friend or family member participating, so long as we have space available.

To apply to join Team YHA for the Prudential Ride London or Virgin Money London Marathon, contact fundraising@yha.org.uk or call 01629 592 720/723 today. 

Something different in mind?

Your fundraising effort doesn’t have to be tied to a challenge event; it could be anything and the more original or wacky the idea, the more likely it is to capture your sponsors’ imaginations. So long as your idea lies within the bounds of legality and morality, we’d be absolutely delighted to support you with it.

From cake sales to snowboarding, long distance swimming to music nights, there are so many different ways you can fundraise. Recently a couple of superstar supporters held a collection for Breaks for Kids at their wedding ceremony rather than ask for gifts. By doing so they turned their special day into a way to help us reach more disadvantaged young people. How fantastic!

Keen to get cracking? Here’s how:

1. Sign up to your chosen event or dream up your original idea.

2. Get in touch! Give us a call on 01629 592 720 / 723 or send us an email.

3. We’ll send you a special Breaks for Kids t-shirt, a sponsorship form and plenty of support and advice.

4. Create your own sponsorship page at JustGiving.com.

5. Go for it! Don’t forget to keep us in the loop about your amazing achievement or fantastic fundraising event!

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