Emirates airline and World Expeditions’ fundraising division, Huma Charity Challenge are joining forces to offer a unique opportunity to combine travel, getting fit and doing good, through the Million Dollar Challenge.
The Million Dollar Challenge is an initiative to raise $1 million for Australian charities through a series of 12 exciting adventure challenges, put together by Huma’s parent company, World Expeditions. To help fundraisers get involved, Huma is offering 15% off the usual cost of the challenges, and Emirates is offering up to 25% off the cost of airfares to the various international destinations*.
The concept is simple. Participants select one of the 12 adventure challenges departing every month during 2016, which are as diverse as climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Walking the Camino Trail or Turkey’s Lycian Way, or trekking in the Indian Himalaya, on Australia’s iconic Larapinta Trail, or Switzerland’s Mt Blanc, as well as adventures in Morocco, Ethiopia and Thailand. As they prepare for their challenge, they fundraise for the charity of their choice.
World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari, says taking on a challenge is a great way for people to get fit, travel to a new destination and help others in need.
“Committing to put yourself out of your comfort zone through adventure travel has the potential to deliver an enormous sense of satisfaction,” Ms Badyari said.
“Travellers take this to another level through involvement with a charity challenge because they’re fundraising while they get fit and prepare for their trip.”
Emirates Divisional Vice President – Australasia, Rob Gurney, says he hopes the airline’s participation in the initiative will allow more Australians to get involved and raise money for their charities.
“Emirates aims not only to connect people to the world, but also to connect people to their passions. The Million Dollar Challenge is a fantastic example of this – allowing people to fundraise for a charity they are passionate about, while also having an opportunity to sign-up to these unique adventure experiences in many of the incredible destinations that Emirates flies to across the globe.”
To find out more or to get involved, call 1300 720 000 or visit http://milliondollarchallenge2016.gofundraise.com.au/ or http://www.humacharitychallenge.com/Huma-Challenge/Million-Dollar-Challenge .