Charities

Extra Mile Challenges teams are required to raise a minimum of £1,200 sponsorship (just £300 per person).  Our 16 challenges to date have raised over £1.5million for over 290 charities

How to collect donations

An easy way to maximise your fundraising at no extra cost is to ensure that private individuals who sponsor you provide the required information for us to claim Gift Aid. We then reclaim from the Government an extra 25% of every donation. The easiest way to do this is to use our own sponsorship form (which fully explains the required information and conditions) – the donor does not have to sign the form. Please collect all donations from your sponsors and send them to Extra Mile Challenges as soon as you can, and no later than 30 November 2018.

You can raise money on-line by setting up your own page linked to Extra Mile Challenges on the Virgin Money Giving (VMG) and JustGiving (JG) websites. VMG charges made are less than half those of JG, so if you have no personal preference, we prefer that you set up a Virgin moneygiving fundraising page.

When setting up a VMG or JG page, it is essential that your selected charity is Extra Mile Challenges (and not your team’s selected charity). After the Auvergne Challenge, your chosen charities will get the full amount due to them.

Each team nominates one or two charities, which receive three quarters of the team’s sponsorship. The remaining one quarter (plus gift aid claimed) goes to the organisers’ charities. In 2019 the organisers’ charities are:

This year’s Organisers’ Charities:

  • Parkinson’s UK
  • Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, Bedford
  • Rotary Club of Bedford Park Charity Account
  • MKGU Rotary Charitable Trust

Other charities are nominated by the supporting Rotary Clubs.

 

The full list of charities supported on the 2017 Brittany Challenge is shown here

All the charities supported on the first 15 Extra Mile Challenges are shown here