Hire a husky and challenge yourself for charity
DRIVING A team of huskies, watching the Northern Lights and witnessing the world famous Ice Hotel in Lapland may sound like a distant dream, but you could be part of this unforgettable experience in March and April 2010 while raising money for charity at the same time.
National charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is offering you the chance to truly live like a Laplander in this seven-day Husky Trail Challenge. You will travel 250km across stunning Norway and Sweden wilderness, drive your own team of huskies and camp in traditional Swedish tents. The hard work will pay off when you will finally be met with the breathtaking views of the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Best of all, if you raise enough in sponsorship, your trip is free.
If you are looking for more than your average charity challenge, this one is for you. You will be pushed to your limits and feel the satisfaction of completing this demanding but rewarding trek. You will be expected to pitch your own tents and cook for yourselves as well as harnessing, feeding and cleaning up after your spirited companions. This challenge is about more than just witnessing the wild forests and ice valleys of Lapland, it is about becoming a part of it and gaining the true Lapland experience.
Taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will also give you the chance to raise vital funds for MRF. Money raised through sponsorship will go towards funding research into meningitis and septicaemia, supporting those affected by the diseases and raising awareness of the dangers.
MRF spokesperson, Kat Lacy says: ‘This really is an amazing opportunity, not only will you have the time of your life you will be helping support a great cause which relies on sponsorship money to continue its valuable work.’ She continues: ‘Anyone can take part, no previous dog sledding experience is necessary, but if you love animals and love the outdoors, this challenge will be perfect.’
The MRF offer a number of dates to fit around your schedule. Get in touch with us on
01454 281814 or visit www.meningitis.org for more information.
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