Charity day hikes

Various dates / 1 day / Various locations / Various difficulties

Our wonderful partners at Get Outdoors UK are offering several walks in the beautiful English countryside this year all in support of SeeSaw.

Burton Dassett Hike – 30th January 2022

Malvern Hills Sunset Trek – 26th February 2022

Bourton-on-the-Water Walk – 26th June 2022

Malvern Hills Sunset Trek – 19th November 2022


Trip cost

£10 – £15 registration cost (1/2 donated to SeeSaw)

£ – minimum sponsorship is set to whatever you can raise


Looking to take on a bigger challenge? Get Outdoors UK also have many amazing mountainous challenges including; Snowdon, The Peak District, National 3 Peaks Challenge, The Yorkshire Three Peaks, The Brecon Beacons and many more. The registration cost for these vary, from £15 – £149, based on the challenge. By setting up a fundraising page over on JustGiving you are able to fundraise for SeeSaw and make 2022 the year of fabulous challenges!


If you would like further information about these exciting challenges, please check the Get Outdoors UK website, or contact our Fundraising team via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.

Ultra Challenges 

Various dates / 1 – 2 Days / Various locations / Challenging 

The Ultra Challenge Series is the UK’s largest series of mass-participation endurance events. If you are a keen walker or runner looking for a real challenge, we have 5 amazing challenges (listed below), at varying lengths so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further whilst raising funds to support SeeSaw.

Easter 50 Challenge – 9th April (50/25km – looped route from Windsor)

London 2 Brighton Challenge – 28th – 29th May (100/50/25km – Richmond-Upon-Thames to Brighton)

Cotswold Way Challenge – 25 – 26th June (100/50/25km looped route from Cirencester)

Thames Path Challenge – 10th – 11th September (100/50/25km – Putney Bridge to Henley)

Chiltern 50 Challenge – 24th September (50/25/10km looped route from Henley)


Challenge cost

Full (~100km) – registration cost £30 – minimum fundraising target £595

Half (~50km) – registration cost £20 – minimum fundraising target £395

Quarter (~25km) – registration cost £10 – minimum fundraising target £250

(Participants can opt to self fund the challenge, meaning you pay the challenge cost yourself)


If you would like further information about these amazing challenges, please check the Ultra Challenge website, or contact our Fundraising team via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.

Blenheim 7k

15th May 2022 / 7km / Oxfordshire / Easy

World Heirtage site Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the magical location for this family-friendly fun run with a beautiful lakeside off-road section.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book, the 7k route has been extended, and will now go past the famous ‘Harry Potter’ Tree as seen in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Take in the magic of the surrounding grounds of Blenheim Palace.

In addition to the main 7k, you can take part with your dog, 4 miles for buggies and wheelchairs, and 1 mile for under 15s.


Running cost

£20 registration cost (early bird offer, rises on 01/02/2022)

£ – minimum sponsorship is set to whatever you can raise


For further information and to sign-up to the Blenheim 7k, please check this website, or contact our Fundraising team via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.

Charity Skydive

13th August 2022 / 1 day / Brackley, Oxfordshire 

Are you ready to brave the ultimate challenge of jumping out of an airplane?

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below.

Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go – falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph!

Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below to greet your cheering family and friends. 


Trip cost

£ FREE registration cost (option to self-fund cost of your skydive, so SeeSaw receive all sponsorship money)

£ 395 minimum sponsorship


If you would like further information about this amazing challenges, please check the Skyline Events website. Or to sign-up please visit this website. Our Fundraising team are also on hand to help you via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.

Oxford Half Marathon

16th October 2022 / 13.1 Miles / Oxford / Hard

Enjoy this fast and flat half marathon through the historic university city of Oxford, the home of the 4 minute mile.

Sightsee as you speed through the idyllic, winding streets of Oxford; speeding past the famous universities, museums and parks. Enjoy live music, and an electric crowd at every mile to keep you moving to the finish line.


Running cost

£51 registration cost

£300 minimum sponsorship


For further information and to sign-up to the Oxford Half, please check this website, or contact our Fundraising team via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.

Sahara Desert Trek

18th Nov 2022 – 23rd Nov 2022 / 6 days / Morocco / Moderate

This trek in the Moroccan Sahara gives you an insight into this vast and diverse landscape as well as the Berber way of life.  You will spend two full days and two half days trekking across ancient dried up river beds, sand dunes and vast sun-baked plains. Camping each night gives you a chance to experience the stunning stars in the night sky and the traditional Berber cuisine cooked by the team is second to none.


Trip cost

£340 registration cost

£1,500 minimum sponsorship


If you would like further information about this exciting challenge, please check the Different Challenge website, or contact our Fundraising team via email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or by phoning 01865 744768.


How you are helping 

By taking on a challenge in support of SeeSaw, you are ensuring we are able to provide support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire when they have been bereaved or when somebody close to them is terminally ill.

SeeSaw’s aim is to give bereaved children in difficulty the support they need, so that they can move forward and face the future with hope.

We are not government funded and rely on donations and without fundraising events we simply wouldn’t be able to support people.

We have helped many children and young people through appropriate and timely support, reducing the emotional, psychological and mental health consequences of grief. Below is a quote from a young person we were able to help thanks to our wonderful supporters:


Thank you for helping me and explaining what would happen to my dad now that he has gone. You have made me understand. I miss him though he will always be in my head and heart. You told me that being sad is ok and tears are love that is spilling out. Thank you ever so much for helping me. 

Child, aged 8.


Don’t forget

Don’t forget, if you do decide to sign-up for one of our fantastic challenges to set up an online fundraising page over on JustGiving, where you can collect donations from your friends, family and colleagues. You can create a JustGiving page using this link.

If you would prefer to collect donations offline, we have a handy sponsorship form in the resources section below that you can download. Once you have filled this in, please contact our Fundraising team via email  fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk and we can talk you through how to return this to us.

 


We are here to help

Our Fundraising team can offer support and help with any questions you have.

If you would like to speak to someone about an event, please email fundraiser@seesaw.org.uk or call 01865 744768. We will be more than happy to help.

Thank you for considering participating in an event for SeeSaw – we are so fortunate to have amazing supporters like you.

 

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