Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Your Chance To Find Out About Cambodia and Lapland Charity Challenges

via CAAI

25 January 2011

By The Children’s Centre

Your chance to find out about Cambodia and Lapland charity challenges
The Children’s Centre is hosting two events to promote fundraising trips to Cambodia and Lapland. Experts from Global Adventure Challenges - the company which organises the trips - will be visiting the Island next month to give presentations at two launch events held at The Children’s Centre in Woodbourne Road, Douglas. The presentations will be the ideal opportunity for anyone who is interested in signing up for a once in a lifetime adventure to find out more.

On Tuesday February 8 the Cambodia challenge will be explained in detail including itinerary, accommodation, and everything you need to do to prepare for the event and the various ways that the trip can be funded. On Wednesday February 9 the focus will be on the Arctic Sledding Challenge in Lapland with the Global Adventure Challenges experts again explaining the trip in detail. On both evenings organisers from The Children’s Centre will be on hand to answer questions about the charity’s Island-wide work with children, young people and families, and to give examples from previous adventure trips of how the individuals who took part found the events to be both exhilarating and rewarding.

Cambodia’s Siem Reap marks the starting point for the 87 km Cambodia Trekking Challenge to Angkor Wat. It will be hot and dusty and there will be amazing landscapes which will include trekking through hills, valleys and dense forests. The Arctic trip requires you to sled with huskies 250km from Norway, into Sweden finishing at the world famous Ice Hotel. The plan is to take six days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland.

Due to the demand for previous events anyone interested in attending either of these launch evenings is asked to book a place in advance. To reserve a place contact Mark Eastham on 631917 or email  

In 2010 The Children’s Centre organised successful fundraising trips to Kilimanjaro and the Great Wall of China Trek and Mark Eastham, Adventure Events Coordinator, said interest in this year’s adventure challenges was expected to be high. He said:

“In the three years we have been offering these challenges over 80 people have taken part in these once in a life time experience and raised over £100,000 in the process to support children and young people across the Island.”

Photographer Mike Wade took part in the Kilimanjaro challenge in 2010. Mike described it as a fantastic experience and a chance to push himself to do something he didn’t think he was capable of. He said:

“The trip to Kilimanjaro was the kind of thing that I’d always wanted to do, something I’d always dream about doing but didn’t know how to do about it. The Children’s Centre trip gave me that opportunity. I’d never done anything like the Kilimanjaro trek before, and most of the other members of the group hadn’t either - so we were all in the same boat.”

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