Peru Trek 2018 - Your questions answered
We've had a lot of interest in our Peru Trek 2018 with Global Adventures but understandably many of you have questions before signing up. To help you out we've compiled a short list of the most popular questions you have. If you still would like further information please don't hesitate to contact Lynsey, our Peru Trek Co-ordinator or read more on our Peru page.
Q: I am interested but I’ve never fundraised before. How can I raise £3,000?
A: There are a wide variety of ways in which you can fundraise. Your designated fundraising staff member will brain storm with you to come up with ideas and be there for support over the year. Some ideas to consider:
- Small community event (e.g. dinner, disco, race night, cinema screening)
- One off event (hold your own sponsored walk/hike, cycle ride or )
- Launch a “Just Giving” fundraising page – makes collecting money from friends and family hassle free
- Bake Sale
- Bag pack at local supermarket
- Dress down day at work
Whatever you decide to do, the fundraising team will be there to support you and aid you throughout the fundraising process. It should also be noted that if your employment offer Matched Funding this can be included within the requirement of £3,000.
Q: What support do you provide in the fundraising process?
A: You will have a designated fundraising staff member that will help you from start to finish with your fundraising, helping you turn an idea into a reality. They will be there to help you with your minimum sponsorship requirement and answer any questions you may have.
Q: What exactly does the £3,000 cover? Does it cover the registration fee, the trekking permit and airport taxes and fuel?
A: The £3,000 covers the cost of the trip and makes sure that the charity raises money to support vital support services in Scotland. In addition there is the registration fee (£395), trekking permit (£150), airport taxes (£250), fuel and flight to Heathrow which must also be paid by the participant.
Q. I can’t pay the £395 registration fee upfront. Can I split it over two months?
A: Absolutely, just speak to the SBH Scotland team who can tell you more.
Q: I don’t think I can raise £3,000 but my work provides matched funding. Can I use matched funding for my fundraising?
A: Yes. However the matched funding must have reached our team before your trip.
Q6: What happens if I don’t make the target of £3,000?
A: If you do not hit the target of £3000 you will be required to pay the remainder of the target by yourself. However, given the amount of time given and support from fundraising staff we don’t believe this will be an issue.
Q: Due to Christmas coming up I won’t be able to start fundraising until January. Does this still leave me enough time to reach the target of £3,000?
A: Yes. Work out how many months you have to achieve your target and look at the most cost effective ways in which you can reach the target in that amount of time, your fundraising staff member will discuss this with you. For example, you may decide to host a small event to help you reach a large chunk of your target. In addition to this you may decide to start up a just giving page, host a dress down day in work, ask for a bag pack at a local supermarket or do a sponsored walk to make up the rest of your target.
Q: I have never done anything like this before. Will I need to physically train for the trek?
A: Yes. When you register for your trip you will be sent a pack with training guides and tips on how to prepare for the trek. Moreover, SBH Scotland are hosting a number of walking challenges during 2018 and for those taking part in our Peru Trek you'll be offered free places on our Loch Katrine Walk and a Kiltwalk of your choosing. Participation in these challenges will not only allow you to build upon your walking experience but also enhance your stamina which is crucial for successfully completing the trek in Peru.
We hope this short blog has helped answer your questions but we'd love to talk this exciting opportunity over with you. Please don't hesitate to call Lynsey Hamilton on 03455 211 600 or email her at anytime.