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Huma Charity Challenge hits $4 million in fundraising

November 8, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Just under four years since it was formed, Huma Charity Challenge, the fundraising arm of World Expeditions, has announced it has raised AU$4 million for dozens of charities, worldwide.

As one of the original pioneers of the charity challenge concept in Australia, World Expeditions first began operating charity challenges when the concept of fundraising through travel was first conceived in the late 1990’s with the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Huma Charity Challenge was launched by the adventure travel company in December 2013 to provide travellers with the opportunity to take on a challenge in some of the world’s most incredible destinations while fundraising for their favourite charity.

Since then, World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, said Huma has partnered with charities across the globe, fundraising more than $4 million for charity including World Vision, Oxfam and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopa.

“Over the decades, our adventurous travellers have collectively raised vital funds for a range of charities spanning the areas of medical research, humanitarian causes, child protection, animal welfare and environmental conservation,” she said.

The milestone comes with the news that a Huma Charity Challenge team, led by adventurer Heather Hawkins, have reached Everest Base Camp on their challenge to raise vital funds for cancer research with more than $56,000 raised by this specific group of fundraisers.

“This remarkable group of women including Can Too CEO, Annie Crawford, set out on their 23-day circuit trek to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp on the 17 October,” Ms Badyari said.

“We we thrilled to learn, that after reaching Everest Base Camp safely last Friday they have trekked back to their starting point at Lukla, for their return flight to Kathmandu.

“By all reports, after a nine-hour trek yesterday, they are all reeling from the experience of reaching the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and are looking forward to a hot shower in Kathmandu’s Radisson Hotel.  It’s a huge achievement, on so many levels and we look forward to seeing the team arrive back in Sydney very soon.”

What makes Huma Charity Challenge different?

Unlike many other charity challenge providers Huma Charity Challenge does not charge the Charity an up-front administration fee making the partnership all the more beneficial for the Charity.

No other charity challenge provider can match our operational experience. Our expertise in arranging unique tailor made adventure itineraries and operating safe and satisfying challenges is second to none.

Fundraisers have the world at their feet able to choose from an expansive array of adventure challenges such as summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking to Everest Base Camp, trekking in the Grand Canyon, walking along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Range on the iconic Larapinta Trail, summiting Mt Toubkal in Morocco, crossing the length of Costa Rica by human power, trekking the famous Inca Trail and the list goes on!

We are passionate about off‑the‑beaten track travel experiences as they provide travellers with the thrill of coming face to face with untouched cultures as well as wilderness regions of great natural beauty. Our itineraries are well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups. Our itineraries provide the very best travel experience, designed by people with vast local knowledge who share our vision of authentic exchange and real exploration.

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