Challenge Archives - East Cheshire Hospice

Wild Shore Aqua Park Delamere

East Cheshire Hospice are taking over Wild Shore Aqua Park Delamere on Friday 19th August 2022!

 

Wild Shore Aqua Park is a giant floating playground of adventure, designed to provide you with a fun, safe and an exhilarating experience. The Aqua Park provides the perfect challenge of balance and nerve for a range of ages and abilities.

Don’t worry if you think this all sounds too intimidating, Wild shore Aqua Park includes features for various standards of physical and mental ability, for every gnarly feature there is a mega fun and simple element – there is also a host of Neptune Steps, which allow easy access from the water back onto the Aqua Park.

A bit about the obstacle course:

Ninja Warrior-style features including Tire Run, Ninja-Jump and Eagles Nest along with an epic 3.8m inflatable tower; Mount Rainier.

Sign up and see if you can tackle the obstacles, conquer Mount Rainier and make a splash down the epic slides!

Book now

Bookings can be made by completing the form below and the cost is £18.50 per person.

This includes a 55 minute session & all kit hire

Children must be 6 +

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult (ratio of 1 adult to 3 children).

Children aged between 8 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) on site (not on the activity).

SWIMMING ABILITY; 25M

Sponsorship

As you know, East Cheshire Hospice depends on support from its local community to deliver its essential care.

Therefore, we suggest all participants set a target to raise £50 in sponsorship to support the Hospice. Fundraising can be done individually or jointly with friends, family, or colleagues. Fundraising is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, set goals and get you across the finish line.

Once registered, you can set up your online fundraising page on JustGiving here.

Time Slots available

You can either pick 10am or 11am slot. (You can attend both slots if you wish by completing two registrations)

If you would like to book a group of multiple people please email events@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 666998.

Camino De Santiago Trek 2023!

Adventure awaits… 14th – 21st October 2023

 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to trek the eighth and final section of the French Way & raise money for the Hospice

Trek through northern Spain to reach the UNESCO World heritage site of Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the legendary, medieval Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James). Today, thousands of people know as ‘pilgrims’ walk the Camino for a number of different reasons; spiritual, cultural and adventurous. This is not a religious tour. The Camino is about the journey and to most it symbolises a time of reflection, learning and fresh starts.

Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and spend 5 days exploring the hilly landscapes of the Galicia region of Spain.

The Challenge

This trek explores the eighth and final section of the French Way, the most traditional and best known of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela. During the 115km over 5-days walk you  will traverse the hilly landscapes of Galicia, passing numerous point of cultural and historical interests along the way.

How tough is it?

The trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain which includes some uphill sections, in varying weather conditions. You will stay in basic hotels and guesthouses.

You will be walking for many hours and sometimes on steep gradients. It is essential that you are fit enough to trek for at least 7-8 hours at a time for multiple consecutive days. Regular breaks are taken, but long days of walking are inevitable. You cannot be too fit for this challenge so you should train well before your departure.

The Cost

There is a £355 registration fee which is payable at the time of booking, then you are asked to fundraise at least £2,600 of East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. Raise 80% of total by 21st July 2023 (£2,080) and the remaining 20% by 17th November 2023 (£520).

A self-funded option is also available.

The Trip at a Glance

How to book a place

For full details, or to ask any questions, please contact Bethan Wade on 01625 789102 or bwade@echospice.org.uk. 

 

To book your place on Trek Camino de Santiago please visit the Different Travel website.

 

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Wingwalk 2022

Monday 11th July 2022 could be the day that you take the skies for East Cheshire Hospice!

 

Are you ready to take on this truly awesome challenge and do something amazing to support your local Hospice? Sign up today and experience the thrill of a lifetime this summer!

Flown by a professional wingwalking display pilot, you will take to the skies on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane and experience an exciting series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks in front of the family and friends you bring along on the day.

Expect to be overwhelmed with excitement from the roar of the 450hp engine, that will guarantee you the most dramatic, thrilling and most powerful ride available in the UK!

As the propeller in front of you reaches speeds of 760mph, your adrenaline will hit new heights as the aircraft builds momentum for lift off!

Feel the sense of freedom as you fly through the air, taking in the stunning views, whilst waving to friends and family down below…

To read an article on last year’s wingwalk event, click here.

 

Company: AeroSuperBatics

Location: RFC Rendcomb Airfield, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Glos GL7 7DF

First time wingwalkers will be in the air for approx. 8-10 minutes at around 600ft. You will be able to have a little chat with the pilot before you fly to discuss whether you want a more gentle flight or a more extreme experience. If you have done a wingwalk before with AeroSuperBatics, you also have the option of a more intense experience, including loop-the-loops and barrel rolls at heights up to 2,500ft!

 

Photos from Wingwalk 2021

 

Regulations are that all wingwalkers must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • No taller than 6ft 2”
  • No shorter than 4ft
  • No heavier than 14 stone (88kg)
  • Waist measurement, whilst wearing warm clothing and a jacket must be 40” or less
  • Able to climb completely unassisted up to and down from the top wing of one of our Boeing Stearman biplanes.  This is a steep climb of approximately 10ft / 3m, but you will be given full guidance by our professional wingwalker
  • *Have not suffered any of the following conditions: Epilepsy, fits, severe head injury, recurrent blackouts, fainting fits or giddiness, disease of the brain or nervous system, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, recurrent weakness or dislocation of any limb, diabetes, mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction.

* If you suffer from any of these conditions, you will not necessarily be ruled out and should speak directly with AeroSuperBatics, who will advise as to whether or not you are fit to fly.

 

Payment Breakdown:

£150 non-refundable deposit upon registration, and then raise a minimum sponsorship of £500.

  • £150 deposit upon booking
  • £250 by 3 weeks prior to event
  • £250 by 4 months after the event date

 

As always, the registration fee covers the cost of the event and any additional sponsorship raised goes directly towards the vital care provided by the Hospice. It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

 

If you are planning to book a hotel for this event, we advise that you do so ASAP as they will be booked up quickly! However, please note that this challenge may be postponed at short notice due to weather conditions such as rain or high winds on the day. Therefore we strongly advise that any hotel or travel arrangements are booked with a refund flexible date option.

Firewalk 2022

Will you walk across hot coals for the Hospice?

One of our most popular challenges is back for 2022- Firewalk!! Thursday 27th October!

Overcome your nerves and defeat your fear. The only thing holding you back is YOU!

You will amaze yourself at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. So why not have a go at the ultimate mind over matter challenge?

You will receive an information and safety briefing from the organiser before taking part, then outside the Hospice you will go one by one across fire.

*Please note that participants must be 16 years or older.

Sponsorship

Once you have registered, it is time to fundraise!

As always, the registration fee covers the cost of the event and any additional sponsorship raised goes directly towards the vital care provided by the Hospice. It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

There are a few ways that you can raise sponsorship for Firewalk;

JustGiving

One of the easiest ways to raise sponsorship is to start your own JustGiving page for East Cheshire Hospice and share the link with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to complete the walk and make donations in memory of your lost loved one.

Click here to create your own JustGiving page

Facebook Fundraisers

Facebook is also a great place to raise money, you just start the fundraiser and share it with your followers, simple as that!

Just make sure that you include Firewalk in the fundraiser title!

Click here to create your Facebook Fundraiser for East Cheshire Hospice

Cash Sponsorship

Or you can keep it classic and use our sponsorship form to collect cash donations. Download it below and start fundraising!

 

If you have any questions at all please contact the Challenge Coordinator Bethan Wade on bwade@echospice.org.uk

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Trek Sahara!

Adventure awaits… 12-19th November 2022

 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to trek the Moroccan Sahara & raise money for the Hospice

 

Our previous overseas treks have been a huge success, with the participants returning from their adventures with so many stories to tell and an enormous feeling of achievement. This year we are taking on the magnificent Moroccan Sahara!

Trek over 50km in the Moroccan Sahara and get hands on at a community project in Marrakech.

Scale sand dunes, battle scorching temperatures, camp under the stars and make a difference for East Cheshire Hospice in 2022.

The Challenge

Your trip begins with a journey across stunning Moroccan landscapes to the Sahara where you will commence two days of trekking over towering sand dunes, across vast sun-baked plains and camping each night under the starry sky. After completing your trek you will return to Marrakech  and spend two more days assisting a community project with a range of hands-on tasks such as refurbishment, decorating and gardening to make a positive impact for the local community.

The Cost

There is a £325 registration fee to pay at the time of booking to secure your place. You are then required to fundraise a minimum of £1,990 for East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. A self-funded option is also available.

The Trip at a Glance

How to book a place

The main sign up period is now over though places may still be available subject to availability.

To complete the registration form click here

For full details, or to ask any questions, please contact Bethan Wade on 01625 789102 or bwade@echospice.org.uk. 

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COVID19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have rescheduled Trek Sahara for a second time to now take place 12 – 19th November 2022. Our challengers now have lots of time to sign up and begin their fundraising! Challenge Coordinator Bethan will be able to assist with ideas and inspiration about how to fundraise in this new virtual environment. She can also answer any questions you may have about the trip and all safety measures put in place by the travel team.