HERIB Launches Challenges 2008
Ever dreamed of trekking the highest mountain in the world? Walking the North Yorkshire Moors? Perhaps jumping out of a plane from 15,000ft? If none of those tickles your fancy how about a bike ride from London to Paris or competing in the Great North Run?
For our beloved pooches, for the 6th year we will be hosting our renowned “Dogs Walking for the Blind”. Have your dog sponsored to walk across the Humber Bridge a prize and certificate for all dogs taking part.
Also HERIB will once again be organising their Business Challenge 2009 ideal for local companies to take part in the exciting team building event.
In 2008 HERIB have an event for everyone!
The trip takes place in October; you will be trekking for 11 days and walking at high altitude. This challenge is strenuous but achievable to those who are willing to put in the necessary training. This really is a once in a life time experience and we are looking for a maximum of 16 people to make up The HERIB Team.
Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 15,000 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. Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help your worthwhile local charity! Stop imagining, contact us now and it could be real… if you dare.
This is literally the chance of a lifetime!... So what are you waiting for? The team will be jumping on the 12 July AND 23 August at Hibaldstow airfield with transport provided.
‘Trust me, I have done it, it really is a truly amazing experience’ Melinda O’Reilly, Fundraising Manager at HERIB.
Our local walk/run this year is The Osmotherley Phoenix on 5th July. This is an annual walk/run across The Yorkshire Moors, you can choose from 30, 26, or 17 mile route; therefore YOU can design the challenge to what suits you, providing you with a great sense of achievement when accomplished! After an exhilarating challenge you arrive back into Osmotherley to their renowned Summer Fair and games, this is a great atmosphere to complete you challenge in. This is an incredibly popular event with fantastic views and great company.
This challenge will bring people together who want to either, become fit, conquer a challenge or just have fun. It a great chance to meet like minded individuals and form life long friendships as well as been an invaluable opportunity for team building. Get a group together in your office and work together in accomplishing an experience of a life time!
The London to Paris Bike Challenge
Very popular challenge with keen cyclists! Starting on the 3 September, the challenge takes 5 days. This is an exhilarating challenge with breathtaking countryside. Averaging 110km daily and staying over in hotels on route and arrive in Paris on the 4th day with free time to explore Paris on the 5th day before returning.
GREAT NORTH RUN (Sorry - all places have been taken)
Calling all runners and aspiring runners, HERIB, your local charity for blind and partially sighted people, have 15 GUARANTEED PLACES for the GREAT NORTH RUN and are looking for volunteers to undertake this inspiring challenge!!!
The Great North Run is the most popular half marathon in the world, and one of the most exciting events in the sporting calendar. In 2008 this wonderful event will take place on Sunday 5th October, starting in Newcastle city centre and finishing 13.1 miles later in South Shields.
With its uniquely vibrant atmosphere, huge crowds of supporters, and a bustling charity village, the Great North Run is a fun and rewarding way to challenge yourself, get fit, and support your local charity for blind and partially sighted people.
With only 15 PLACES available it is vital that you contact us NOW with a minimum sponsorship of £300 it is an opportunity not to be missed!
Dogs Walking for the Blind
A challenge for your pooch! On 7th September our “Dogs Walking for the Blind” will once again be taking place. This is the doggy event of the year so please don’t let your dog miss out on making new friends and receiving a prize whilst helping the local blind and visually impaired.
To take part in the Business Challenge 2008, local companies converting £50 into a £100, is your organisation up for the challenge?
Help HERIB whilst fulfilling that dream that has been lingering at the back of your mind. We are a local independent charity providing services, support and help to local people with sight loss throughout Hull and East Riding since 1864. The money raised will support the continued provision of our invaluable services.
We will be supporting you every step of the way!
We expect places to be taken up quickly so if you want to join HERIB on one of their great challenges in 2008 just contact Melinda or Lisa at HERIB on 01482 342297 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack