UK Challenge Events
Push yourself to your limits; achieve an incredible personal goal and support Wild Futures. There are lots of exciting UK events you can get involved in, which will not only be a great experience for you but will help raise vital funds for our work. See below for details of all 2017 UK challenge events.
How your fundraising will help
Wild Futures is working hard towards a day when all monkeys are free from the threat of the pet trade, free from malnutrition, and mental, physical and emotional suffering.
It is estimated that there are currently 5,000 primates being kept by private individuals in the UK, many of whom are living a life of neglect in unsuitable conditions. Unfortunately almost all of the monkeys rescued by Wild Futures suffer from severe physical or psychological problems, stemming from the conditions in which they have been kept as pets. There is a growing need for funds to help rescue more monkeys, but at the same time to campaign to end primates as pets and also to support projects in the wild.
Sign up to take part in one of our UK challenges today and help us to continue our vital work.
This challenge runs over just one day, but with five peaks to tackle it’s certainly no walk in the park! Prepare for an exhausting but energising journey through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you venture across 14 miles and tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike. The group will climb to over 3,000 feet, crossing crags and moorland past the Langdale Pikes towards Scafell.
Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National 3 Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m).
Over the course of two days, you will trek around 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a serious and tough challenge which requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination. Ultimately, however, your hard work will be rewarded with spectacular views and a huge sense of achievement.
These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is extremely scenic and provides spectacular views over the Yorkshire countryside.
While it lasts just one day, this challenge should not be taken lightly as the terrain is extremely varied involving some steep ascents and descents. Participants can expect to almost cover a marathon distance by foot – but in just a matter of hours.
Travel from one great European city to another, powered by your own cycling steam. Over the course of three days, cyclists will cover an impressive 234 miles/377 kms across England and France. Setting off from West London, the group will head towards Hampton Court, then venture out to the countryside on relatively quiet roads towards Portsmouth via the North and South Downs.
An overnight ferry transports the riders to Caen, from where the French leg of the journey commences. Watch the beautiful French countryside and pretty hamlets roll by as we head for the town of Evreux, where we spend the night. And then for the final push as we head towards Paris and ultimately the Eiffel Tower.
Set yourself an incredible challenge for 2017 and sign up to take part in a UK challenge event for Wild Futures today! For ideas and tips on fundraising you can download our fundraising pack and sponsorship form. Alternatively, for more fundraising advice, or if you have any questions about any of the events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our team on 01503 262 532.