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JOIN US FOR SOME AMAZING EVENTS TO SUPPORT HEALTHCARE IN MALAWI, INDIA & NEPAL

EVENT GUIDE

2014 /15


BUPA GREAT EDINBURGH RUN, 10 MILE

‘Zip Slide the Clyde’ is a terrific opportunity to whizz across the river Clyde from 150ft in the air! We are looking for people brave enough to take on our brand new challenge. Participants will zip slide from the Finnieston Crane, 300m across the River Clyde. Despite its speed, the zip slide allows you to take in amazing views of Glasgow city.

Take part in this exciting brand new 10-mile distance run featuring The Royal Mile, Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle. The distance represents a perfect middle marker for runners looking to step up their half marathon or marathon training or for you to take on a new challenge.

13

APRIL

GLASGOW £15+ £100 PLEDGE

27

BLACK ISLE BIKE RIDE

MAY

APRIL

‘ZIP SLIDE THE CLYDE’

This cycle, to suit all abilities, is 25 miles on quiet roads on the scenic Black Isle. Refreshments are provided at the halfway stop and at the finish. A short supervised cycle along the shore is available for children. Monies will be split between EMMS International and Birchwood Highland.

24

APRIL

HOLYROOD PARK EDINBURGH £25

MAY

KNOCKBAIN FREE CHURCH, NORTH KESSOCK, INVERNESS £5 + £25 PLEDGE

EMMS BIG WEEKEND Our annual big fundraising weekend returns! Come together and do something this weekend in your home, work place or church to improve overseas healthcare. Think BIG with a garden party, talent show or coffee morning or small with a cake or craft sale. Alternatively go without, and give up something you would really miss like chocolate, TV or your mobile and donate the sponsorship to us! You choose the time and venue. Let us know what you’re planning and we will send you our pack to help, or download it from: www.emms.org/events

EMMS BIG WEEKEND CREATIVE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING

30 -01 MAY

JUNE

www.emms.org/events


JUNE

EVELYN’S METHLICK BIKE RIDE

LEITH DRAGON BOAT RACE

EDINBURGH NIGHT RIDE

This family friendly cycle starts in the pretty village of Methlick, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire. We begin at Methlick church and cycle 10 or 25 miles through the scenic countryside and finish with scones and tea, open to all. This ride supports our child and maternal health project in Nepal and is organised by Evelyn Cook.

It’s our second year taking part in the Leith Dragon Boat race. Teams of up to 20 people take to the water for the 250m dash. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. Enter the EMMS team or sign up your corporate team for this great day out!

50 miles – one night – see the city in a new light! Take in the iconic sights of this beautiful city – the Royal Mile, the Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Royal Observatory, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace and many more attractions. Limited places available – allocated on a first come, first served basis so register today.

07

JUNE

METHLICK CHURCH, ELLON 1PM

08

JUNE

LEITH, EDINBURGH £100 PLEDGE PER PERSON (£1200 PER TEAM)

LONDON NIGHTRIDER

BLACK ROCK ‘5’ RACE

Back by popular demand having sold out last year, the London Nightrider is back! This unique 100km moonlit ride past London’s iconic landmarks includes Tower Bridge, a deserted City of London, Canary Wharf, British Museum, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and more... Contact us for places.

This famous 5km road and beach race is not for the faint hearted! Beginning in the centre of Kinghorn, Fife, you run across the wet sand to the Black Rock, knee-deep through the sea as you run round the rock and back across the sand to the finish line. Nothing like anything you’ve ever done before! Get in fast as it usually sells out in a day.

07 08

13

JUNE

LONDON £39 + £165 PLEDGE

JUNE

KINGHORN, FIFE 8PM

21 22

JUNE

EDINBURGH £39 + £160 PLEDGE

Book Today 0131 313 3828

EDINBURGH NIGHT RIDE ICONIC SIGHTS OF THE CAPITAL BY NIGHT


LAP THE LOUGH, N. IRELAND

AUGUST

JULY

LONDON TO PARIS BIKE RIDE See the finale of the Tour de France! Cycling from London to Paris is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe! Join our London to Paris Bike Ride for a truly inspirational experience. This long weekend challenge covers around 300km in just 3 days. Cycle along wide Parisian boulevards to the finishing line at the city’s most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

23-28

JULY

LONDON £149 + MINIMUM PLEDGE £1250

17-21

SEPTEMBER

LONDON £149 + MINIMUM PLEDGE £1250

Lap The Lough has established itself as one of the largest cycle events in Ireland and the UK. The annual 81 mile/130 km cycle event around Lough Neagh (largest lake in Ireland & Britain) begins in its new home at Peatlands Park outside Dungannon.

24

AUGUST

PEATLANDS PARK DUNGANNON £30 + MINIMUM £150 PLEDGE

OPEN CHALLENGES Did you know there are hundreds of exciting overseas open challenges available to you ranging from Trek Burma and the classic Inca Trail Trek, to Horse Riding in Iceland, and cycling Madagascar and for the adventurous from Argentina to Chile? Don’t forget closer to home you can cycle to Amsterdam or Paris! Get a group together and sign up for a challenge now! Discover your challenge now at www.classictours.co.uk

“EXPECT TO DO WHAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE YOU CAN”

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SEPTEMBER

TREKFEST ‘THE PEAKS’ *NEW FOR 2014*

PEDAL FOR SCOTLAND

BIKE AND HIKE 2014

The stunning Peak District is our second location for TrekFest 2014 and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. The Peaks TrekFest challenge route encompasses an impressive network of footpaths and bridleways, beginning and ending in the beautiful Hope Valley.

Join Scotland’s most popular cycling event on either the classic 47 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh or the sportive event of 110 miles through the southern uplands. There are rest stops around every ten miles serving free refreshments, plus a free lunch at Linlithgow Palace.

Join us for a great family day out. Cycle or walk around some of the most beautiful churches in your area and raise funds for EMMS and your local church.

06 07

SEPTEMBER

PEAK DISTRICT 27 MILES: £55 + £200 PLEDGE 54 MILES: £80 + £300 PLEDGE

07

SEPTEMBER

GLASGOW GREEN 47 MILES: £23 + £100 PLEDGE 110 MILES: £36 + £165 PLEDGE

13

SEPTEMBER

CLIMB KILIMANJARO Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest free standing mountains in the world. Do something amazing and climb Kilimanjaro for EMMS!  Follow the Marangu Route through rainforest and meadow to a barren lunar landscape at the top. Have the challenge of a lifetime on this expedition to the ‘Roof of Africa’.

18-28

SEPTEMBER

TANZANIA £350 + £3500 PLEDGE OR £1749 AND SPONSORSHIP

CLIMB KILIMANJARO HAVE THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME


Our 30th overseas challenge event is our most exciting yet! Discover the foothills of the Himalayas by cycling through this magical country and seeing the work of our partners on the hospital visit. Cycle 350km from Kathmandu to Pokhara and experience the magical kingdom of Nepal whilst raising money for our maternal healthcare project. This event is proving to be very popular, don’t miss out!

08 -17

NOVEMBER

KATHMANDU £2850 PLEDGE

CYCLE NEPAL Experience the magical kingdom of Nepal.

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

JULY2015

CHRISTMAS CAKE & COFFEE MORNINGS

CYCLE NEPAL

Host your own Christmas cake and coffee morning to raise money for EMMS International. If you can’t hold it within the dates, we would still love you to get involved whenever you can and raise awareness of EMMS International. Get ready to bake!

06

DECEMBER UK-WIDE

CYCLE MALAWI Our most popular cycling event is back. This beautiful lakeside cycle in Malawi is perfect for those wanting to explore the sandy shores of Lake Malawi. Taking in Makuzi beach, Nkhotakota Game Reserve, Salima and Mua Mission, and finishing with a visit to a local health project to see the great work being done by our partners, this is a sensational cycle.

03 -12 (PROVISIONAL)

JULY

MALAWI £2950 PLEDGE

CYCLE MALAWI A SENSATIONAL CYCLE

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FAQ HOW DO I SIGN UP? You can get in touch with us at 0131 313 3828 or by emailing events@emms.org or return the slip opposite marking which events you are interested in and we will send you the registration packs. You can also visit www.emms.org/events to register.

COSTS Costs vary depending on the event, but we’ve tried to keep the sponsorship target as low as possible. All events are listed as Registration fee + minimum sponsorship pledge. The registration is set by the event organiser. Where we ask for a pledge we are asking participants to raise a minimum sponsorship amount.

RAISING YOUR SPONSORSHIP When you sign up we’ll send you information about how to collect and send in your sponsorship online and in person, including how to get Gift Aid on donations. If you are worried about fundraising, don’t be! The EMMS team is on hand to give you advice on how to raise sponsorship and support you throughout! We will also send you a complimentary EMMS challenger t-shirt!

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? Money raised as sponsorship will go to support our life saving projects in Malawi, India and Nepal. For more details of our work visit www.emms.org. Fees go to the event organiser. Thank you very much for raising funds for EMMS International!

MORE INFO Name Address

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I’m interested in finding out more about the events listed below. (Please tick for more information)

DATE

EVENT

13 APRIL 27 APRIL 24 MAY

ZIP SLIDE THE CLYDE BUPA GREAT EDINBURGH RUN, 10 MILE BLACK ISLE BIKE RIDE

31 MAY/1 JUNE EMMS BIG FUNDRAISING WEEKEND 07 JUNE

EVELYN’S METHLICK BIKE RIDE

08 / 09 JUNE 08 JUNE 13 JUNE

LONDON NIGHTRIDER LEITH DRAGON BOAT RACE BLACK ROCK ‘5’ RACE

21 / 22 JUNE 23-28 JULY

EDINBURGH NIGHT RIDE (or 17-21 SEPT) LONDON TO PARIS BIKE RIDE

24 AUGUST

LAP THE LOUGH, N. IRELAND

06 / 07 SEPT

TREK FEST - THE PEAKS

07 SEPT

PEDAL FOR SCOTLAND, GLASGOW-EDINBURGH

13 SEPT

BIKE AND HIKE

18-28 SEPT

CLIMB KILIMANJARO

08-17 NOV

CYCLE NEPAL

06 DEC

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING

03-12 JUL 2015 CYCLE MALAWI (PROVISIONAL DATES)

Contact

EMMS International 7 Washington Lane Edinburgh EH11 2HA

events@emms.org 0131 313 3828 @emmsintnl /emmsinternational

www.emms.org/events

28 cyclists raised over £83,000 from

taking part in Cycle Malawi in 2013 and providing vital support for the Primary Healthcare Programme at Mulanje Mission Hospital.

75 supporters raised £22,000

from taking part in a range of exciting UK Open Challenges.

WHAT WILL YOU DO IN 2014? JOIN US TODAY IN ONE OF OUR FANTASTIC EVENTS AND MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN MALAWI, INDIA AND NEPAL. EMMS International is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC032327. A company limited by Guarantee Registered in Scotland No. SC224402.


Event Guide 2014/15