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Take on a Scandinavian Canoe Adventure

When does the trip take place?

20 - 27 July 2018

What do I have to do to take part?

To sign up for this challenge and agree to raise funds for Rowcroft Hospice, complete the online registration form and pay the £149.00 registration fee yourself. This fee goes directly to our partner organiser, Intrepid Expeditions, upon registration and is non-refundable. You will then need to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1500.

You will need to be able to pay Rowcroft the full amount of your minimum sponsorship eight weeks prior to your departure. This means you will need to have secured sufficient sponsorship by 20 May 2018. This is because Rowcroft must pay Intrepid Expeditions the cost of your trip in good time before you leave. The actual cost of your trip is £895.00 which will be transferred to Intrepid Expeditions to procure flights, accommodation, guides etc the remainder of your sponsorship then goes straight to benefit Rowcroft.

How does Rowcroft benefit?

We expect you to pay the deposit for the trip yourself, then at least £750 of the £1,500 minimum sponsorship you raise will be treated as a donation to Rowcroft Hospice. Any additional money you raise (over £1,500) will also go directly to the hospice. The funds you raise will help Rowcroft to continue caring for over 2,200 people in South Devon who are living with progressive, life-limiting illnesses. The annual cost of delivering hospice services is £8.9 million and over 70% of that funding comes from voluntary donations like this.

What if I can’t raise the minimum sponsorship?

We will provide you with a fundraising pack full of ideas on how to reach your target. You will also have the support of our Community Fundraising team to answer any queries along the way. However, if you do not manage to raise £1,500 eight weeks prior to departure you will be able to make up the shortfall yourself, or transfer onto a later challenge, giving yourself longer to fundraise.

There is also a self-funding option available where you pay the costs of the trip directly. If you choose this option, there is no minimum amount you need to raise for the Hospice – just as much as you are able to!

What level of fitness do I need for this challenge?

This trek has been designed to be challenging but achievable by anyone as long as you train. You do not have to be super fit to attend this trip as it is quite relaxing, however participants must be a competent swimmer.

Where will we stay?

On the first and last night we will stay in a 3 star hotel; twin share with en-suite washing facilities. Whilst on trek we will be camping – all tents will be provided but participants are expected to bring their own sleeping bags.

Do I need specialist kit?

A kit list can be found here.

What’s included?

Food (during time in cabin)
Transport to and from Ostersund airport and the cabin
Cross country skis
Sleeping bag/roll mat/bivi bag (for the camping phase)
Tent/Tipi (for the camping phase)
Hot tub/sauna
Insurance Instructor/guide

What’s not included?

Personal expenses
Personal travel insurance
Rations for the time away from the cabin – but Intrepid can do you a great deal on these

I am interested…what do I do now?

Places are limited and go on a first come, first served basis, so try to register as soon as you can! You can register online at www.intrepid-expeditions.co.uk or contact the fundraising team at Rowcroft Hospice.

Where can I get more information?

Our Fundraising Team is here to help. We can provide you with sponsorship forms, t-shirts and other branded goods to promote the fact you are raising funds in aid of our charity. Do call us on 01803 210835 or email Rosey on Rosey.Oakes@rowcroft-hospice.co.uk.

Our partner, Intrepid Expeditions, is happy to take calls and queries on the logistics of the trip itself and you can reach them on 0800 043250.

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