Take your place in Kilimanjaro or Lakes challenge


Ever fancied climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? How about a 24 hour endurance challenge across the Lake District?  You can now partake in these once-in-a-lifetime experiences while raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) at the same time. The charity has teamed up with adventure provider Life Changing Challenges to give supporters some more extreme fundraising opportunities. The Lake District challenge, taking place on June 29 and 30, involves a 24 hour mixture of canoeing, cycling, hill-walking and abseiling as participants make their way from Lake Windermere to Bassenthwaite Lake.

Ever fancied climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? How about a 24 hour endurance challenge across the Lake District? 
You can now partake in these once-in-a-lifetime experiences while raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) at the same time.

The charity has teamed up with adventure provider Life Changing Challenges to give supporters some more extreme fundraising opportunities.

The Lake District challenge, taking place on June 29 and 30, involves a 24 hour mixture of canoeing, cycling, hill-walking and abseiling as participants make their way from Lake Windermere to Bassenthwaite Lake. Covering 71 kilometres in total, the challenge looks sure to test even the most resilient participant.

Anyone wishing to take part for GNAAS must raise £500 plus a £50 deposit. Alternatively they can self-fund for £300 plus the £50 deposit.

The Mount Kilimanjaro trek departs the UK on September 13 and spans ten days. It will take participants through dense forest, across rocky terrain, and up the 5,895ft of Earth’s highest free standing mountain.

Those wishing to take part in the charity trek must raise £3,000 plus a £399 deposit. Anyone wishing to self-fund the trip must pay £1,796 plus the £399 deposit.

Mandy Drake, deputy director of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “These two challenges truly offer a life changing experience for those taking part and we are excited to offer them to our supporters. Not only are participants signing up for the challenge of a life time, they are also going to raise money for GNAAS in the process. It’s a win-win.”

For more information on either of the challenges, call GNAAS on 01325-487263 or visit www.life-changingchallenges.co.uk

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