Join SBH Scotland to conquer the one and only Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! There are literally thousands of Inca Trails within Peru and many other charity events sound similar, but there’s only one Inca Trail that leads through the majestic Sun Gate, and then onto the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu!
"I've always talked about doing this" - Sound familiar? SBH Scotland are asking people to take action and start ticking things off their bucket lists - a trek like this is life affirming and truly is a once in a lifetime experience.
SBH Scotland also offer one of the lowest priced Peru Charity Treks with a minimum sponsorship level of £3,000 (up to 25% lower than other charities). SBH Scotland will also work with you to help you raise the minimum sponsorship in a variety of different ways, making your year leading up to the challenge just as much fun as the trek itself.
This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test us, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate mirrored with breathtaking views across the Andes your efforts are more than worthwhile. Standing proudly together as Team SBH Scotland!
Day 1: London Heathrow to Peru
Day 2: Cusco - Free Day
Day 3: Acclimatisation Trek to Inca sites (Trekking distance - 8km)
Day 4: Cusco to Wayllabamba (Trekking distance -11km)
Day 5: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo (Trekking distance -11km)
Day 6: Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna (Trekking distance -16km)
Day 7: Wiñayhuayna to Machu Picchu (Trekking distance -6kn)
Day 8: Cusco- Free Day and celebratory meal
Day 9: Return flight to Heathrow
Day 10: Arrive in UK
- You must be over 18 years of age
- Minimum Sponsorship is £3000 (80% of this must be hit before 25th August 2018)
- £395 Registration fee (please note this can be paid over 2 months)
- £150 Treking permit (paid around February 2018)
- Must make your own way to Heathrow for Departure Flight
- Airport taxes and fuel (6 weeks before the event) capped at £250
- Add altitude to your travel insurance
To find out more or request a brochure please contact Lynsey Hamilton or call 03455 211 600.
Ready to join us, book online now.
SBH Scotland are holding a ‘Continence Information Day’ on Wednesday the 25th of October 2017. It will be at The Dan Young Building from 2pm-7pm and you can drop-in at any time. The session is open to anyone looking for continence advice.
By attending the information day you will be able to talk with some of the leading continence providers for bowel and bladder care. They’ll be able to answer your questions and show you their new and existing products.
· View new & existing products on the market
· Speak directly to providers
· Ask questions
· Find out about local services
If you require any further information, please;
Tel: 01236 804944
For winter 2017 to 2018, the Warm Home Discount Scheme from many utility companies is now starting to open again and you could be getting £140 off your electricity/gas bill.
This is a scheme where money may be paid from a utility company (if they're part of the scheme) to people who are on low incomes, a disability or have children with health issues (as long as they fulfill the qualifying criteria).
Many of you will already know about the scheme OR some may think you're not eligible but it really is worth checking with us as we've already helped many people who thought they couldn't apply.
Please share this post with those who you think could also benefit.
- Is your current supplier listed below? If yes, then call the SBH Scotland Financial Support Service to look at the criteria.
- If you meet the criteria, you can apply directly or we can help you with that.
Fuel providers involved: Atlantic, Bristol Energy, British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF Energy, E-On, Equipower (Ebico), Equigas (Ebico), Extra Energy, First Utility, GB Energy, Manweb (see Scottish Power), M & S Energy, Npower, Our Power, OVO, Sainsburys Energy (see British Gas), Scottish Gas (see British Gas), Scottish Power, Southern Electric, SSE, SWALEC, Utilita, Utility Warehouse
If you don’t know who your supplier is, would like some more information about the scheme or if you have another fuel related issue, please contact our Helpline on 03455 211 300 or Email us
The SBH Scotland Finance Support Service is available to anyone in Scotland affected by hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida and their family/carers.
Are you an SBH Scotland member aged 18-35 and interested in the rights of those with disabilities?
The international Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus are working with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) to offer a FREE 3 day workshop to 10 people interested in the rights of those with disabilities.
This 3-day intensive training session will be held on 13-15 October 2017 in Edinburgh. Arrival for the course is the evening of the 12th of October and the training will commence on the 13th of October.
If you are a young person, aged 18-35, living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and would like to learn more about your rights and how to advocate them, then we'd like you to apply. There are limited spaces so you need to apply by Monday 18th September and the 10 successful candidates will be chosen at random.
The aim is to help you understand the human rights of persons with disabilities and learn practical skills that will allow you to use the Convention within your community. These human rights are protected under the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention).
SBH Scotland are one of the nominated charities who will receive funding from Global Radio's 'Make Some Noise' charity appeal this year and we're asking everyone who'd like to support their appeal if they'd like to take part in Pedal for Scotland on Sunday 10th September in Glasgow.
Over 10,000 riders will be taking part in 6 cycling routes across Scotland; From the wee janut to the Big Belter - if you like cycling this is a great challenge.
Make Some Noise offering those taking part free entry into any of the distances as long as you pledge to raise £100 for Make Some Noise.
To get signed up
- Click on this link:
- Get registered and when prompted use the code for the Heart team - HRTFM17, which will give you free entry
- This will be for any ride – 10 mile Wee Jaunt Edinburgh, 45 mile Classic Challenge or the 93 mile Big Belter.
- For your fundraising Makes Some Noise ask that you use this page
Don’t worry if you can’t get the £100 before September 10th as you have until the start of October to fundraise!
By signing up for Pedal for Scotland you also agree with the terms and conditions which are detailed below.