Challenges

Looking to push yourself to the limits and take on a new challenge? We have a whole variety of events you can participate in.

From walks to marathons, 10km runs to abseiling and zipslides!

Walking for Erskine

Walking for Erskine is a Fundraising Group who has been actively raising funds for our veterans since 2011. Over the years they have tackled the trails, hills and mountains of Scotland and beyond, raising in excess of £4k!  With walks including Ben Nevis via The Carn Mor Dearg Arete, the group aim to conquer 50 munros during 2017.  As well as the more challenging walks, there are walks suitable for beginners and dedicated kids walks, and twilight walks during the summer months.  Preparation is underway for 2018 with lots of walks already planned, including another journey along The West Highland Way.  The group is very friendly and are always open to newcomers.  If you are interested in joining them, please get in touch with the group via facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/171397889675901/

 

Case Study: Scott Kennedy John O’Groats to Lands End Challenge

Scott Kennedy cycle

Congratulations to Scott Kennedy from the TA Centre in Dumbarton.  He cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End for Erskine in the scorching heat in June. He’s raised £570 and carried an engagement ring the whole way so he could propose to his girlfriend Emma at the finishing line.

She said “Yes!”. Well done and CONGRATULATIONS to Scott and Emma!

Useful tips

  • The quickest and simplest way to make fundraising for your challenge go further, is to set up an online fundraising page where you can send the details to friends and family.  We’d recommend opening an ‘Everyday Hero’ page (www.everydayhero.com)
  • Invite family and friends along to cheer you on – it helps give great motivation!
  • Visit one of our homes before your challenge to get a real insight into the support you will be giving by raising some much needed funds
  • Contact your local Community Fundraiser for support and ideas.

Looking to really challenge yourself?

Have a look at our upcoming events and get involved!