Extra Mile Challenges teams are required to raise a minimum of £1,200 sponsorship (just £300 per person). Our 19 challenges to date have raised over £1.7million for over 300 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 by the end of November.
Another excellent way to extend your reach to supporters near and far is to raise money on-line using a specific Extra Mile Challenges link. Previously we have used Virgin Money Giving but VMG has now closed down. We will set up an alternative for our 2022 challenge.
Your team can nominate one or two charities, which receive three quarters of your team’s sponsorship. The remaining one quarter (plus gift aid claimed) goes to the organisers’ charities. The latter are selected each year by the two organising Rotary clubs (Bedford Park and Milton Keynes Grand Union).
The latest full charity information is that for the 2018 Auvergne Challenge and is shown 2018 Auvergne Charity Payments
All the charities supported on the first 16 Extra Mile Challenges are shown 16 Year Charity Payts Summary