Last Updated (Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:57)
Teamwork Charity Challenges and events
This range of events has been developed to help charities strengthen the relationship with their corporate sponsors and to maximise fund raising opportunities.
These events also help organisations meet their social corporate responsibility commitments whilst also achieving a range of strategic corporate objectives. These events have been developed for large groups of between 100 to 500 participants.
Lloyds TSB NSPCC Charity Challenge
This fun packed Corporate Charity Challenge was organised by Quest for Lloyds TSB. The resulting funds raised for the NSPCC were in excess of £100,000.
This competitive event was staged at Bath University and the 350 competitors came from right across the bank’s branch network. The event took place over a 24 hour period and included numerous activities which incorporated many of the universities excellent sports facilities. The event finale involved all teams in the construction of a giant puzzle.
Blacks Adventure Race
A group of 120 staff from the retail group, Blacks, took part in a bespoke Adventure Race staged in the beautiful hills around Bredon, Worcestershire.
The event took the format of one of our very popular Questars adventure races. Along with Mountain Biking, trail running and kayaking on the River Avon the teams were also set some cerebral puzzles to test their minds and challenges to devlop their team work.
Teams came from their retail outlets across the UK and competed enthusiastically to become the Blacks Adventure Racing Team Champions. All the teams’ hard work was made all the more worthwhile because the event raised in excess of £30,000 for charity.
RWM Charity Challenge
The race had three stages; kayaking, mountain biking and a vertical limit challenge. Within each stage there were a range of checkpoints for the teams to visit. Each checkpoint had a value and the winners were the team that accumulated the most points within the time limit.
The race was continuous; transition between stages was all part of the race. Teams chose in which order to complete each stage and had to stay together throughout the race.
Teams decided how many checkpoints to visit, but they needed to visit at least one checkpoint in each stage to avoid a penalty. This format gave each team maximum flexibility. They could play to their team strengths, choose their own route and even change their race plan midway through!
The course was devised and set to provide a great deal of route choice and to cover the best parts of the Purbeck Hills, and the latest electronic scoring system was used which enabled results to be calculated quickly and easily.
And the best part was the event raised in excess of £50,000 for the Charity ‘Make a Wish’!
Siemens Charity Challenge
This event was staged at Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire involved 15 teams of 6 competing in a number of challenges many of which were of motorised nature. This event raised over £20,000 for various charities.
Other Event Formats
A multi staged event involving physical and cerebral team challenges. The physical challenges involve numerous activities such as archery, assault courses, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, bobsleigh, mountain biking obstacle courses and orienteering. The exact activities incorporated into the event depend on the venue selected. These activities along with the team challenges and cerebral tasks are incorporated into a cleverly designed event. The event tests many of the skills required by top performing companies in today’s competitive corporate environment such as: effective communication, excellent planning, high quality decision making, and developing a winning strategy.
In the past a popular location for this event has been Bath University which has excellent new on en suite accommodation and the latest indoor & outdoor sport facilities, many of which only opened eighteen months ago. Additionally Bath University is the training home to many of the UK’s Olympic athletes.
The ultimate challenge, which lends itself to being a charitable fund raising event. All the teams that complete this challenge will get an enormous feeling of accomplishment.
This event is best staged in one of Britain’s more rural locations: The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales, The Brecon Beacons, The Lake District, Exmoor or Dartmoor.
The coaches will drop the teams off at point A (Start) and the teams will need to get to point B (Finish) or as close to point B as they can, following footpaths, bridleways and lanes using various different modes of transport including mountain bikes, canoes, motorised vehicles and on foot.
There are various manned checkpoints en route, which the teams must visit. Also there will be various physical and cerebral challenges to complete such as a river/gorge crossing by Tyrolean traverse, an abseil or assault course. Every challenge the team completes will earn them extra points.
The team that reaches point B (Finish) first will receive 100 points, second 90 points and so on. These are then added to the bonus points accumulated and any penalty points deducted. The team that has accumulated the most points will be the winners. Any team discovered cheating will be disqualified.
This event is best undertaken over two days with an overnight stop. There will be three types of accommodation available en route; Bunk houses, campsites and a Youth hostel. The accommodation in which each team sleeps depends on how far each team progresses on day one. The accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis. The Youth hostel will act as the overflow accommodation and where necessary, teams will be transported there by a Quest vehicle. At all the overnight venues food will be provided by Quest.
Quest will provide a full support service with minibuses and Landrovers. If teams fail to reach a checkpoint by a certain time they will be moved forward by a Quest vehicle so that they catch up with the other teams. However, they will incur a penalty for so doing. This fleet of support vehicles will enable struggling teams to retire if necessary and to be transported to the final destination.
The final destination will be a hotel where accommodation will be provided for the end of the event and where the dinner, party and prize giving will be held.
The approx timings:
Day 1 - Travel to the venue for 11.00am start
Day 2 - Exercise finishes at 5.30pm. 8.00pm the awards ceremony dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast and depart for home
Alternatively this event can be held over one day.
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