Charity Challenges

Do you want to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

Sahara 100km Trek

Join us for our 2020 Sahara Challenge; it’s liberating!

There are no roads, no people, no sounds. Just you and raw nature. Sleep under the stars and watch the mesmerising night sky unfold with no ambient light to spoil your view of the orbiting satellites.

This trek allows you to fully experience this superb region to the full under the watchful guidance of experienced Guides as you disappear from civilisation for 5 days.

You will be totally immersed in the desert way of life, without a worry in the world! Your aim is to reach the summit of Erg Zaher; a huge 1900’ dune towering majestically over all others within the Chigaga region to watch the sunset. This is a trek like no other; the sunsets, the sand, the camaraderie, the food, the memories, all of them superb.

Fundraising Options

Departs – 28 March 2020.
Self Fund – £250 deposit + £200 payable 26 Aug 2019 + balance of £600 18 Jan 2020
Flexi Fund – £250 deposit + £200 payable 26 Aug 2019 + fundraising target of £1200 (to be complete by 18 Jan 2020)
Minimum Sponsorship – £250 deposit + fundraising target of £1600 (£400 to be raised by 26 Aug 2019, remainder complete by 18 Jan 2020)

Great Wall of China

Our China Charity Trek snatches the best of the Wall. To get the best out of the Wall, you have to live it, be close to it and even in our case, live on it! On our final trek night, when everyone else has gone, we trek back up to the Watchtower and camp overnight there to experience the silence and see the sunrise (camping equipment supplied).

The Wall can be demanding at times so we staying close, staying in local farmhouses or guesthouses. Learn to make Chinese dumplings with a local family and your picnic lunches are hand made to ensure you get to eat what you want to eat! In the end, we get you back to Beijing early afternoon to allow you some free time before a complimentary celebration traditional Beijing Roast Duck that evening. There are a total of 2 nights in hotels in Beijing.

No visit to the capital would be complete without seeing the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, both of which are included on our Tour. After the morning tour, you have more free time to explore the city before your flight home in the morning.

Fundraising options

Self Fund Deposit – £350 on booking PLUS Interim self-payment – £700 payable 5 Jan 2020 PLUS Final balance of £1000 payable 25 Jul 2020 Total trip cost – £2050 Raise as much as you can for your charity.
Flexi Fund Deposit – £350 on booking PLUS Balance payment – £700 payable 5 Jan 2020 Cost to the client – deposit + balance = £1050PLUS Fundraise £2000 in sponsorship to be completed by 25 Jul 2020 £1000 is retained by the charity £1000 pays for the remaining balance of the trip.
Min Sponsorship Deposit – £350 on booking PLUS Fundraise £3400 in sponsorship to be complete by 25 Jul 2020 £1700 is retained by the charity £1700 pays for the remaining balance of the trip.

Others

Our friends at Travel and Trek provide a wide variety of treks across Morroco, Tanzania, Nepal, Norway, Finland and the Great Wall of China. Founded in 2005 by Terry Crosby after 33 years in the Army.

Their expertise comes from experience, every adventure they offer, they have personally undertaken and developed. All their treks are ATOL protected. For more information visit Travel and Trek. 

Skydiving

In return for a minimum amount of sponsorship, the IICF will pay for your jump and training. Our friends at Skyline are one of the largest organisers if regular parachute jumps in the UK. For more information and to check their requirements please visit Skyline Parachuting.