and raise funds for their Emergency Response Services
October 28th – November 5th 2018
Many of you will be familiar with the sight of a Salvation Army response vehicle at the scene of major incidents, where their trained volunteers dispense on-site refreshments and emotional support to both emergency services personnel and people who have been affected by it.
They attend between 170-200 call outs per year, including in recent months:
Finsbury Park Attack
Grenfell Tower fire
Flooding in South East and South West Britain
£18 helps them restock their vehicles with 1000 cups; £300 can help fund the purchase of 50 emergency blankets to help shield victims from the cold; £500 can help towards a replacement of a hot water urn; £800 can help restock a vehicle – that can support up to 1500 people
A new vehicle can cost up to a staggering £60,000 to replace!
In addition to this fleet of purpose built mobile units, The Salvation Army also has resources of property, which can be utilised as a place of safety for those who have been evacuated from their homes.
To raise funds for this invaluable service, The Salvation Army is organising a trek along one of the Seven Wonders of the World in an incredible experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. You will also have an opportunity to leave your mark in history by helping to rebuild the Great Wall.
If you have a passion for history and a sense of adventure, then this trek will give you the opportunity to discover China’s hidden charms, astounding cultural past and traditions.
Whether you have a personal connection with The Salvation Army or whether you just believe in the good work that they do, joining a team of like-minded individuals as we take on a 5 day trek of the wall enjoying breath-taking views over the Yanshan mountains, picturesque watch towers and a hike towards Heaven’s Ladder will be a truly unforgettable experience. At the end of the Trek you’ll even have the opportunity to reward your phenomenal fundraising and trekking efforts with exploring the Forbidden City and Beijing!
The memories you make as you take on this immense challenge will last with you for a lifetime.
The Salvation Army’s dedicated team will support you through every stage of your incredible journey. They will make sure you feel as prepared as possible with all your training and fundraising and provide you with:
A pack full of fundraising and training advice
Regular advice and moral support from a dedicated member of the team
A pre-event get-together, where you can find out more about the challenge, swap training and fundraising tips and get to know your fellow trekkers.
A #TrekChina t-shirt to wear as you train for your challenge
You can choose to support either your local Salvation Army Emergency Response Service, or the nationwide service which will direct funds to those areas where they are most needed; just let them know when you sign up.
The Salvation Army is also offering a discount of £50 off the registration fee to any emergency service personnel, their friends and family who sign up before 31st January 2018 using the code POL50.