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Expeditions and Events

Take part in an exciting challenge whilst raising money to support our work!

Challenge events are a great way to get fit, meet new people and travel the world- and all for a good cause! 

Our events are suitable for individuals, groups of friends and teams of colleagues. We can also arrange bespoke challenges for groups, especially suited to corporate teams. Get in touch for more details!

The links below tell you more about our upcoming events and show you how to sign up for the experience of a lifetime.

Eric Knopp took part in a cycling challenge across Chile:

"Cycling in Chile was a fantastic experience, covering over 750 miles around Lake Llanquihue with the Osorno Volcano as a gorgeous backdrop. The best part of the trip was a visit to a school in Santiago which has a computer lab filled with computers donated by Computer Aid. The students really loved learning there. I also raised nearly £5000 and have signed up to the next trip!"

We are constantly updating the events that we have available. Sign up for our newsletter or join our Facebook Group and we’ll make sure you are notified as we add new events to our calendar. For more information on any of our events, or for support in arranging your own, please contact the fundraising team on 020 8361 5540.

Your personal involvement will help Computer Aid International to continue its vital work taking in donations of computers and laptops, refurbishing them and sending them to not-for-profit organisations in the developing world, for use in health and education and agriculture. 

Pedal London to Paris CYCLE 5–9 Sept 2014

Cycling from London to Paris in one of the great European bike rides

This spectacular long weekend challenge covers 420km in 4 days.  Ride through Kent with sweeping views of the North Downs to the white cliffs of Dover. Then set sail to France for three more action-packed days of cycling.  Encounter historic towns, sleepy villages and rolling countryside en-route.   Experience the thrill of riding along wide boulevards and crossing the Seine to finish at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Free time to explore Paris before taking the Eurostar back to London.  Sign up today for this incredible London to Paris bike ride.  Have an adventure whilst helping deliver ICT to where it's most needed!  A great event for a team work colleagues who want to make a difference! 

Email Christina for more information or see costs and event itinerary here!

Experience the Great Wall of China TREK - 17 -26 October 2014

Explore one of the world's most majestic wonders

China leaves a lasting impression on all who go there. It is a country immersed in history, mythology and ancient traditions. This huge mass of land has the largest population on Earth. Our trek takes us along sections of the Great Wall, one of the world's most fascinating and significant archeological finds.  Explore different sections of the Great Wall of China in the hills around Beijing. Head deep into the countryside away from the places where tourists normally visit this majestic structure. See unrestored sections of the wall which date back to the Ming Dynasty.  Discover a country immersed in history, mythology and ancient traditions.  Afterwards visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during free time in Beijing.

Email Christina for more information or see costs and event itinerary here!

Discover Lapland DOG SLED 30 Jan – 3 Feb 2015

Arctic Dog Sledding across Europe's last wilderness

 

Join this once in a lifetime adventure through the pristine landscape of Swedish Lapland in the Arctic Circle. Get set for an action-packed dog sledding charity challenge in what is often described as ‘Europe’s Last Wilderness’. Traverse an exciting mixture of trails from tundra lowlands to high mountain areas. Discover an area of incredible natural beauty with dense forests and frozen lakes. Spend each night in wilderness base camps and keep your eyes peeled for the famous Northern Lights (subject to weather conditions). This Arctic dog sledding charity challenge will be a real test of your endurance: basic self-sufficient lodgings, unpredictable weather conditions as well as looking after your team of dogs. Do something totally different while raising funds for your favourite charity. Please Note: Past experience of dog sledding is not required.

Email Christina for more informationor see costs and event itinerary here!

Sign up Online Now

Whilst our events are accesible to everyone of average fitness with training our events do require a good level of fitness, strength and endurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate level of fitness. Our events are not recommended for those with any infirmity. You should check with your doctor to ensure that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate.
To register online please indicate that you do not have a history of any of the following conditions:

Heart or circulatory disease Diabetes Raised blood pressure Joint or back injuries Respiratory disease Allergies Asthma Heat stroke Hay fever Vertigo Epilepsy Altitude sickness You have not undergone hospital treatment in the last 12 months.

If you have a history of any of these conditions or you are aged over 65 you must complete our medical form in writing and consult your doctor. In which case you should apply for our no obligation information pack, which will have all the relevant forms and details to register by post, by clicking here.

Fill in an application form by clicking here .

Skydive!

We've teamed up with Skyline to give everyone the opportunity to raise funds whilst having an ultimate Skydiving experience! The amount you need to raise starts from as little as £360.

Book online with Skyline events, here

To book your place email Christina

Natalie Awdry was one of the four person BioMed Central team in Liverpool that completed a 1,000 metre static line jump, raising over £1,750 as part of their corporate support for Computer Aid.

Click here to find out more!

What have you missed?

Paul jetted off to cycle around India, read about his exciting experiences in our blog, here

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Pedal to Paris!

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