Wanted: trekkers or canoeists

17 October 2016
Looking for a new challenge? #TeamDemelza is looking for people to sign up to the latest Demelza 101 fundraiser but will it be a trek or a triathlon? Your choice!

The venue is the Lake District in May 2017 with a choice of challenges: a triathlon featuring a two mile canoe, a six mile trek and a 25 mile cycle ride, or a trek up Scafell, offering views of England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike.

Registration costs £100 and each person must pledge to raise at least £1,000 which covers the cost of travel and accommodation as well as raising vital funds for Demelza’s hospice service. There are only 100 places available.

Demelza 101 aims to raise £100,000 which could pay for two nurses and one care assistant for a year, a day’s care at our Eltham hospice Demelza SEL, a day’s care at our Sittingbourne hospice Demelza Kent and a day care’s in the homes of children living in East Sussex.

It is our fourth Demelza 101 event and Demelza staff, volunteers and a group of mums are among those who have already signed up.

Events co-ordinator Emma Austen said: “We are excited about offering something slightly different for our Demelza 101 challenge next year. We hope that having two different events will appeal to more of our supporters and maybe introduce a competitive element between colleagues or friends.”

To sign up now, go to the event page or to find out more contact emma.austen@demelza.org.uk or 01795 845249.