In Extra Mile Challenges, Teams are required to raise a minimum of £1,200 (just £300 per person). Our 14 challenges have so far raised nearly £1.4 million for over 280 different 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 2017.
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 2017 the organisers’ charities are:
This year's Organisers' Charities:
The Pituitary Foundation
Carers in Bedfordshire
Other charities are nominated by the supporting Rotary Clubs.