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Jurassic Coast Trek
4-6 October 2024

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The Jurassic coast is well known for its walking wonder and now we are partnering with Discover Adventure on the 4-6 October 2024, to bring you one of Dorset’s most renowned challenges – the Jurassic Coast Weekend Trek.

Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, to Orcombe Point in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is England’s first Natural World Heritage Site and the most geologically diverse coastline in the world.

The exposed cliff sections allow you to look back through 185 million years of time where dinosaur remains have been found once upon a time it is not only a winner for walkers, it is a fossil-hunter’s paradise.

With a more recent history of mining, shipwrecks and smuggling, this is a fascinating stretch of coastline. Throughout this weekend Trek, you can take in some of its most spectacular scenery from the renowned natural stone archway of Durdle Door to the beautiful circular Lulworth Cove as we continually climb and descend the steep hills of the Jurassic Coast.

You will join groups of people along the way from all parts of the UK and sometimes all over the world, everybody on this challenge will camp at a lovely campsite a short distance away from the route.

Discover why the Jurassic Coast Trek is so iconic by watching this short video!

Trek your way around the infamous Jurassic Coast in one weekend to support our hospitals.

The full itinerary of this trip can be found here
What is included:
  • All food, accommodation and camping equipment
  • Transfers within trek
  • Discover Adventure leaders; cooks and drivers
  • Full vehicle support
  • Optional pick-ups or drop offs from Wool Railway Station
Payment options

The fundraising option

If you want to throw yourself into your fundraising for us, we can cover the cost of your place.

Pay £80 today, then fundraise £640 for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity approximately 10 weeks before your departure.

The full payment option

You can choose to pay the full cost of your place and fundraise as little or as much as you like and there is no cost at all to the charity!

Pay a registration fee of £80 today, then pay £320 to Discover Adventure approximately 8 weeks before your departure.

More information

If you would like more information regarding the trip, please contact Discover Adventure directly on 01722 718444 and simply inform them that you have chosen to take part in the Jurassic Coast Weekend challenge for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity.

Or please feel free to contact our friendly fundraising team, if you require any fundraising advice and tips for this trip. You can contact us on uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk or by calling 0300 0194060.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
4-13 October 2024

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Information meeting:

8 December 2023, 12:30pm – 1pm

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Please email uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk
to come along and find out more.

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity has partnered up with Discover Adventure to provide you with challenges of a lifetime. And what better accomplishment could there be than climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world on the 413 October 2024?

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains, and you will see views of huge permanent glaciers flowing down from the summit. These beautiful ice formations are a breathtaking yet mesmerising reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally.

If this challenge piques your interest and you are ready to reach new heights of fitness, sign up now and support your local hospitals across Dorset. You can choose where your fundraising efforts go, whether it is to our hospitals in general or if there is a particular team, ward, or project that you are passionate about giving something back to – this could be the perfect way to do it.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a closer look at what this challenge has to offer in this short video.

Reach new heights for yourself and your local NHS by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a hospital, ward or project of your choice.

A full itinerary can be found here 

What is included?
  • All transport from London to Moshi return
  • All meals except where specified
  • Accommodation and camping equipment
  • Discover Adventure leaders such as a doctor with a group of 12 or more participants along with local guides, porters, and cooks
  • Back-up equipment
  • Entry permit to the National Park
  • For more information head to the Discover Adventure webpage.
There are three payment options – choose which one works best for you!

The fundraising option

By throwing yourself into fundraising for us, we will cover the cost of your place.

Pay £499 today then fundraise £5,400 for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity approximately 10 weeks before your departure.

The part-payment option

You can choose to pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place, fundraise a little less and we pay the balance of your place.

Pay a £499 registration fee, then a further £500 to Discover Adventure. Then fundraise £4,400 for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity approximately 10 weeks before your departure.

The full payment option

You can choose to pay the full cost of your place, fundraise whatever you would like with no set target or deadline and there is no cost at all to the charity!

Pay a registration fee of £499 today, then pay £2,450 to Discover Adventure approximately 8 weeks before departure.

Our Fundraising Team can help give you all the fundraising tips and guidance to help you achieve your target. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us using our details below.

More information?

If you would like more information regarding this trip, please contact Discover Adventure directly on 01722 718444 and simply explain that you are look to take part in the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity.

Or please feel free to contact our friendly fundraising team, if you require any fundraising advice and tips for this trip. You can contact us on uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk or by calling 0300 0194060.

 

Run Bournemouth
12-13 October 2024

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Be part of Run Bournemouth whilst raising money for your local hospitals! With beautiful, scenic routes, Run Bournemouth provides the perfect opportunity to escape from it all and run along the magnificent South Coast during a weekend festival of running.

We only have 3 charity spaces available!

Taking place on 12/13 October 2024, you have the option to take part in the Bournemouth Half Marathon and Supersonic 10K, to the Supernova 5K at dusk – there really is something for everyone.

Grab your entry today and get set to experience Run Bournemouth – sun, sea, running as it should be! 👇

www.runbournemouth.com
When signing up, please choose ‘University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity’ from the charity list.

Prices

Event  
2024 Run Bournemouth Supersonic 10K Fundraising pledge of £150 with Reg. Fee of £0

 

2024 Run Bournemouth Supernova 5K Fundraising pledge of £75 with Reg. Fee of £0

 

2024 Bournemouth Half Marathon Fundraising pledge of £250 with Reg. Fee of £0

Cycle from London to Paris
4-8 September 2024

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We are partnering with Discover Adventure to provide you with one of the greatest cycling challenges in Europe… the London to Paris Cycle challenge!

Your pedal power will see you pass through the picturesque countryside in Kent, cross the Channel and continuing through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France.

With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower at the finishing point brings a real sense of achievement and pride in yourself and what your body can do! The last day in Paris allows everyone on the challenge to explore the sights and soak up the romantic atmosphere of this majestic city!

Check out this video to show you why people j’adore this cycling challenge!

Go the distance to support our hospitals by cycling from London to Paris

The full itinerary for this much-loved cycling challenge can be found using the link below.  

What is included in your trip:
  • All transport from London to Paris return (by ferry and Eurostar)
  • All meals except where specified and accommodation is provided on a twin share basis
  • Discover Adventure leaders like mechanics and drivers are in tow to ensure everybody makes it safely across the finish line
  • Full vehicle support throughout the trip
  • Route information
  • For more information head to the Discover Adventure web page.
There are three payment options – choose which one works best for you!

The fundraising option

You can choose to do lots of fundraising for us, and we will cover the cost of your place.

Pay £199 today, then fundraise £1,950 for University Hospitals Dorset approximately 10 weeks before your departure

UHD Charity will receive 50% of your fundraising target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.

The part-payment option

If you choose to pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place, you can fundraise a little less and we pay the balance of your place.

Pay a £199 registration fee, then a further £250 to Discover Adventure. Then fundraise £1,450 for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity approximately 10 weeks before your departure.

UHD Charity will receive 50% of your fundraising target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.

The full payment option

You may prefer to pay the full cost of your place – fundraise whatever you want to challenge yourself or without a set target or deadline, and there is no cost at all to the charity!

Pay a registration fee of £199 today, then pay £975 to Discover Adventure 8 weeks before departure.

UHD Charity will receive 100% of your fundraising.

More information

If you would like more information regarding the trip, please contact Discover Adventure directly on 01722 718444 and simply inform them that you have chosen to take part in the London to Paris cycle challenge for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity.

If you are looking for more fundraising support, please contact the University Hospitals Charity on uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk or phone 0300 019 4060 / 8449.

If you love to cycle and want to combine it with a memorable trip to Paris – don’t miss out! Book your place now.

Abseiling

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It is new, it is challenging, and it is fun! For the first time ever, we are offering the challenge of abseiling in support of your local hospitals.

Did you know you can abseil alongside the Spinnaker Tower? It is a thrilling and daring way to raise funds and awareness for a cause that you are passionate about. So, if you have ever been cared for at any one of our hospitals and you are quite the enthusiast seeking your next thrill, why not consider taking the plunge – quite literally – and experience the Spinnaker Tower that will leave you with a sense of pride and amazing memories to last a lifetime.

Like an adventure and keen to support our hospitals – why not abseil alongside the Spinnaker Tower.

How to book

Signing up is easy! You just contact the Spinnaker Tower directly to book your space. Prices start from £110. There is no fundraising target for the abseil, it will be up to you how much you are hoping to raise to make your difference to our hospitals.

What next?

Once you have signed up, please let us know and we can provide you with all the information you need to get your fundraising started. We love helping people to reach their fundraising goals and all abseilers will receive their very own UHD charity T-shirt too!

If you would like further information about taking part in this out of the ordinary abseiling challenge, our events team would love to hear from you – please give us a call on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email charity.events@uhd.nhs.uk

London Marathon 2025

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#TeamUHD Completed the London Marathon 2024!

Congratulations to our amazing 7 runners who took part in this incredible challenge. Not only did they complete the marathon, but they have raised an incredible amount for their chosen departments at University Hospitals Dorset.

Make every mile count in 2025…

Why not enter our London Marathon 2025 ballot? We are offering 5 lucky supporters a place at one of the most popular marathons in the world.

When you join #TeamUHD you will receive all the support and encouragement of our team to help you achieve your fundraising target of £2000!

We’ll provide you with:

  • A free Charity vest
  • WhatsApp group
  • Regular check-ins
  • Fundraising tips and tricks

Please note: application closing date is Monday 15th July 2024, if you are lucky ballot winner you’ll receive an email from us that same week on the Friday 19th July 2024.

If you have your own ballot place and would like to fundraise for UHD please email charity.events@uhd.nhs.uk with your information and we will support you along the way. If you have any questions, you can email charity.events@uhd.nhs.uk or call 0300 019 4060/8449

Skydive

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Taking part in the charity tandem skydive is the experience of a lifetime and one you will never forget! You’ll take a leap of faith as you exit the aircraft to soar through the skies overlooking breathtaking scenery!
About the skydive

You can choose to skydive from 10,000ft or 15,000ft.

The charity tandem skydive experience is like nothing on earth and it’s pretty much accessible to all.

Want to see what a skydive involves? Louise is a staff member at UHD and recently took on a charity skydive – watch her video below:

 

Important information

Whilst there’s no physical preparation required prior to the day, you’ll need to make sure you meet the jump criteria. Here’s a few things you’ll need to know in preparation for your charity tandem skydive.

• You need to be at least 16 to do a tandem skydive, if you are aged between 16 and 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign to give their consent. There is no upper age limit.
• On the day you’ll need to declare your fitness by signing a declaration form.
• The weight limit is up to 18 stone.
• Further details can be found by visiting goskydive.com

How to book

Signing up is easy! Choose to take part in one of our charity days or pick an alternative date that suits you. Our charity days are taking place on the 5th  of October 2024.  For available dates and to book your place please click here

To sign up you’ll pay a registration fee of just £50. You’ll need to raise a minimum sponsorship of:

£475 (10,000 ft jump)
£530 (15,000 ft jump)

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you’ve signed up our fundraising team will be in touch to provide you with all the information you need to get your fundraising started. We’ll be on hand to provide support and advise to help you reach your target. All skydivers will receive a UHD Charity T-shirt and memories to last a lifetime!

If you would like further information about taking part in the Charity Tandem Skydive, we are always pleased to hear from you – give us a call us on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email charity.events@uhd.nhs.uk

The charity tandem skydive for University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity is organised by GoSkydive, Old Sarum Park, Salisbury SP4 6EB

Wing Walk

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Looking for a fun way to fundraise for the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity?

Why not take on a Wing Walk? Feel the wind in your hair as you soar over 2,000 feet above sea level through the skies at speeds of 130mph on the wings of a Boeing Stearman Biplane.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of flight and Wing Walking is an innovative and exciting way to fundraise for us whilst enjoying spectacular views and making memories to last a lifetime!

How to book

Signing up is easy! Contact the UHD charity team on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk if you’d like to take part in a wing walk.

You’ll need to pay a £50 deposit to secure your space and commit to a minimum fundraising target of £850. The money you raise can go to a ward or department of your choice.

Check out the Wing Walk company here.

Fundraising…

Once you have signed up, we can provide you with all the information you need to get your fundraising started. We are always here on hand to provide support and advice to help you reach your target. £650 must be raised 3 weeks prior to your Wing Walk, with the remaining £200 due within thirty calendar days after the event.

All Wing Walkers will receive their very own UHD charity T-shirt too!

If you would like further information about taking part in the Wing Walk for our hospitals, our events team would love to hear from you – please give them a call on 0300 019 4060/8449 or email uhd.charity@uhd.nhs.uk.