Across the Divide
29 Feb 2008
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Be somewhere different tomorrow…
Have you ever wanted to trek the Great Wall of China, trek to Everest Base Camp, mush your own dog sled team in the Arctic or climb Kilimanjaro whilst fundraising for a good cause or a charity of your own choice? Well by joining a charity expeditions or selecting from a wide of range of open challenges’ you can do just that.
With something to suit everybody such as overseas challenges ranging from 7 to 22 days, raise funds for a any charity on their ‘Open Challenges’ to sponsored walks in the UK over a weekend. All charity events are graded in terms of difficulty, so you can pick the one that best suits you. All you have to do is pay a registration fee, plus insurance and sponsorship for the trip of a lifetime.
If you are a company we have an ever-expanding range of charity projects, charity hikes, multi activity challenges, expeditions and Corporate Social Responsibilty projects to select from or we can tailor an event to meet your specific objectives and assist you with your ‘charity of the year’ program.
Across the Divide’s charity challenges are unique in that all of its fundraising events are organised as mini-expeditions, with all the safety and personnel back-up that this entails. The experience of the Across the Divide teams stretches across over 300 charity challenges, in over 35 different countries with £24 million raised for charity. It is this commitment and experience that helps to ensure that all of our challenge participants get the most of their charitable fundraising.
Across the Divide have been running charity and corporate events for over 11 years. We have taken 1000′s of fundraisers on international and UK events and have helped raise over £30 million for worthy causes.
They offer a wide range of challenge events, projects, bike rides and treks for a huge number of charities. Whether you are an individual wanting to fundraise for the charity of your choice by taking part in one of our open events, or a charity wanting to put on an event for your supporters, Across the Divide can offer an event for everyone.
If you are a charity wanting to put on your event then please contact Steve Clark for International challenges and Tony Ford for UK events.
The Participant Wins:
Across The Divide will take you to amazing destinations which are challenging and rewarding. Along the way you can help raise money for the charity of your choice. They can offer dozens of varied and exciting adventures in every part of the world.
The Charity Wins:
Most charities within the UK and Ireland receive little or no government funding. Since the advent of the National Lottery some have found raising the capital required to make a difference more difficult. It’s only through fundraising activities such as those provided by Across the Divide that they are able to make a difference.
“You’ll be very glad you did it and your life will be richer for having done it. In one word – unforgettable!” Sorcha O’Horain, Sahara Desert Charity Trekker.
The company has, from its very first day, supported local conservation organisations with contributions from its profits, embarking on a number of long-term partnerships with conservation groups. To date over £50,000 has been contributed to its African Conservation Partners. To read more follow this link to our responsible tourism page.
Across the Divide was established in 1996 by Mark and Karen Hannaford, both of whom are Directors of the company. Marks background is as project manager for Raleigh International, formerly Operation Raleigh and as a mountain guide. Karen’s was formerly as an event manager for the children’s charity ICAN, and they have a combined experience of almost thirty years of working in the world of expeditions and charity.
They have an impressive track record of events, from small intimate groups trekking the Inca Trail in Peru for Cancer Research UK, to traversing Costa Rica on mountain bikes for Mencap or staging some of largest outdoor adventure events in Southern Africa for Pallotta Teamwork’s (USA) having the skills and the experience to make what you need happen.
Across the Divide’s emphasis is not only successful completion of the charity challenge from our customer’s point of view, but also that the challenges They organise are operated in a professional and high quality manner. They pride themselves on being one of the safest operators in the charity challenge field.
Across the Divide brings not only a wealth of experience to an event but also a sense of humour. Staff and medics are selected for their wealth of experience and ability to work as a team.
All events have full medical backup in terms of a dedicated doctor and all staff are first aid trained. In 2002 Across the Divide was instrumental in establishing the ‘Expedition Medicine Course for Medical Professionals’ to provide comprehensive training for medical professionals working as expedition medical officers and medics working in the remotest corners of the world.
You can go to their site and register for a brochure. They promise not swamp you with rubbish if you subscribe, and you can unsubscribe at any time and in return you will the chance to win some cool expedition kit via our regular competitions, hear about specially discounted rates from some of the countries major outdoor suppliers.
Telephone: +44 (0)1460 30456
Fax: +44 (0)1460 30444
Across the Divide Limited
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