Sue ryder morrisons partnership

Over the last two years thousands of colleagues have taken on exciting challenges, from trekking up Snowdon, to cycling from London to Amsterdam, in aid of Sue Ryder. From these challenges alone we’ve raised over £100,000.

As we enter the final year of the partnership we have shortlisted 7 amazing challenges just for Morrisons colleagues to choose from. Each event has been rated from 1 to 5 according to difficulty. Colleagues taking part in a level 5 challenge would need a relatively high level of fitness and training would be required.

For each challenge you will be able to apply for ‘match funding’ from the Morrisons Foundation.

Information about each of the challenges is below, after which you will be able to choose your favourite 3 challenges.

Option 1: Bear Grylls ‘Survive the Wild’ Challenge - difficulty level: 3/5
(3 locations in the UK, 1 day, multi-challenge event)

Proposed date: May - October 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £50 pp (based on teams of 10 people)
Approx Fundraising Target: £500 pp (£5,000 per team of 10 people)

This new and exciting event challenges you to a series of survival challenges in the wilds of Dartmoor, the South Downs or the Brecon Beacons. Designed by Bear Grylls and his Survival Academy Team, you’ll be working in teams of 10 against 3 other Morrisons teams to complete a number of challenges over the course of the day, including climbing, abseiling, map and compass work, water crossings, and what Bear Grylls Survival Challenge wouldn’t be complete without a ‘gross eat challenge’?!

Option 2: Lakes Multi-activity Challenge - difficulty level: 3/5

(Lake District, UK, 1 day, 1-2 miles canoe, 23 miles cycle, 6 miles trek)

Proposed date: May - October 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £45 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £500 pp

The beautiful hills and valleys of the Lake District – one of the best natural adventure playgrounds in the UK –sets the scene for a demanding multi-activity challenge. The route is designed to test your skills, stamina and mental strength as you set off through this fabulous scenery – by canoe, then bike and on foot around Haystacks, before returning to bikes once more to finish the route.
Option 3: London to Paris Cycle - difficulty Level: 3/5
(UK & France, 5 days, 80 – 135 km cycle per day)

Proposed date: May - October 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £75 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £1650 pp

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, you cross the Channel and continue 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, your finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement. There’s also time to explore some of the sights of this majestic city, before you head home on Eurostar.

Option 4: Scafell Pike Trek - Complete the ‘Sunrise Series’ - difficulty level: 3/5
(Lake District, 1 day, 978 m climb)

Proposed date: May - September 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £30 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £150 pp

Whether you’ve already conquered Snowdon or Ben Nevis, or even both, this amazing mountain completes the series and offers you some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. Climbing mountains is a fantastic achievement itself but arriving at the top at sunrise adds a magical twist to this challenge.

Option 5: Fire and Ice Lava Trek - difficulty Level: 4/5
(Iceland, 3 days trek over 5 days itinerary, 60 km)

Proposed date: July 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £ 200 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £ 2,750 pp

Iceland hosts some of Europe’s greatest wilderness areas, which are home to active volcanoes, sheer cliffs, glaciers, thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords, boiling mud pools and spouting geysers! This is the stunning terrain that your ‘long weekend’ expedition will cross.
Option 6: Mont Blanc Trek - difficulty level: 4/5
(France, Switzerland & Italy, 3 days trek over 5 days itinerary, highest altitude 2665 m)

Proposed date: July - September 2016

Approx Entry Fee: £200 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £2,500 pp

The Mont Blanc region boasts one of the world’s most renowned trekking circuits, with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable – all within a short hop from the UK! You will take in three countries in three days of trekking as you circle the highest peak in Western Europe.

Option 7: Arctic Expedition - difficulty level: 5/5
(Rovaniemi, Northern Finland, 3 days trek over 7 days itinerary, 85 km)

Proposed date: January - February 2017

Approx Entry Fee (non-refundable): £300 pp
Approx Fundraising Target: £3,500 pp

It’s hard to imagine that trekking in sub-zero temperatures is going to constitute the best week of your life, but throw in glistening snowdrifts, the Northern Lights, Mr Claus and a snug night at the Arctic Snow Hotel, and it all begins to make sense. On this unique challenge you will head to Rovaniemi in Finland and spend three days trekking into the Arctic Circle. After a training weekend in the UK, as well as three briefing evenings and a good amount of training, you will be ready for the challenge. This trek is not for the faint hearted but consistent feedback says that it's "the best challenge ever" ‐ so let’s hope you agree!

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