From 26/06/2020 to 27/09/2020
Ben Nevis (Gaelic translation ‘Mountain of Heaven’) itself is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1343m (roughly 4000ft).
Fort William, on the southern edge of the Great Glen and located on a sea loch, will be your base for the weekend.
This is a long, arduous uphill trek which will provide you with a wonderful sense of achievement when you reflect on what you have done.
I want to take part
We don’t have charity places in this event, but you can still take part and help young people with cancer.
Simply buy your place directly through the organisers, and select Teenage Cancer Trust when you choose your charity.
They’ll let us know once you’ve registered, and we’ll send you a free Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt along with a handy welcome pack filled with helpful fundraising ideas.
How much is it?
There are 2 different payment options for the Ben Nevis Trek.
Minimum sponsorship: You pay a £95 registration fee and then raise a minimum of £560 in sponsorship. Teenage Cancer Trust will then cover the cost of your challenge.
Self funder: You pay a £95 registration fee on booking, and then £280, 4 weeks before your challenge to cover the cost. You then raise what you can for Teenage Cancer Trust.
5 reasons to walk with us
We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we’ll keep it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:
You’ll help young people with cancer.
You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust T-shirt.
You’ll have access to our incredible training zone.
You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.
You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.
How you can help young people
£100 could pay for 5 hours of time from one of our Multi-Disciplinary Team Co-ordinators, so they can build links with NHS staff, find out about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.
£200 could pay for one of our Youth Support Co-ordinators to give a group of young people a night out at the cinema or bowling – a world away from treatments and appointments.
£500 could pay for a young person to make a film to express their feelings and help family and friends understand what they’re going through.
£810 could provide wifi or a phoneline in a unit for a year, so young people always feel connected and can keep up with their studies.
£950 could pay for a young person to attend our post-treatment programme, The Way Forward, and deal with tough issues like fertility, jobs and money with other young people.