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We have a range of Fundraising activities and events for every interest and ability planned throughout North, South and West Dorset.

  • Dancing Ledge Abseil

    Join us on April 2nd 2022 for a group abseil at Dancing Ledge, Swanage.

    This stunning location on the Jurassic Coast is renowned for its cliff edges and fantastic views.

    You'll be guided by qualified instructors, supported by our fundraising team and all of your equipment and training will be provided as you abseil the 30ft down the Dancing Ledge.

    The total cost of this event is £75 (to include a £20 registration fee). The balance can be paid directly or you can gain sponsorship- our fabulous fundraising office Holly can talk you through this.

    This event is suitable for first-time abseilers! 


    Call us on 01305 269 444,
    or email 
    fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk 
    for more information and to book your place.

     

  • The Jurassic Trail

    The Jurassic trail is a spectacular trail route starting in West Bay that mostly follows the coastal paths that make up the Jurassic coastline.

    Taking place on 17th April 2022, with routes to suit every runner, including a 10k, half marathon, and marathon, the run heads along the cliff paths that make up the spectacular Jurassic coastline

    This is a multi-surface run to include tarmac, gravel paths and coastal footpaths. Much of the run will have sea views either out towards Weymouth Bay or on the return out towards Lyme Regis.

    The route, will be covered by Marshalls and welfare stations, and our fundraising team will be with you throughout your training, fundraising and on the day!

    EACH RUNNER WILL RECIEVE:

    • A fantastic finisher medal
    • Entry goodies
    • Timed results
    • Safe bag drop
    • Aid station/s (Route distance will determine how many)
    • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course

    Registration costs- £20- 10km, £27.50- half marathon. £35 marathon

  • The Age UK NSWD Drive

    Join us on our first North, South and West Dorset Drive this Spring
    (Date to be confirmed).

    We have an exciting day planned, with sweeping roads, stunning views and beautiful English coast and countryside for you to enjoy.

    We have provided a suggested route that will take you through a selection of lovely country and coastal villages and towns, with recommendations and timed meeting points should you wish for a more social experience.

    The total guided mileage is 106 miles, however, it will be up to you how much of the drive you take part in or which stops you choose.

    Our aim is to get people together to enjoy their cars on some of the most beautiful roads in the UK, whilst raising funds to support the charity, and awareness of the services offered to the community.

    Registration for this event is set at £15 per car.

    For more information, or to
    pre-register your interest please contact us.

  • Sky Dive

    Date to be confirmed- pre-register your interest now!

    Recently one of our own team harnessed her fears and jumped from 15,000ft, will you be next?

     

    Register your interest by emailing us at fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk, and our Fundraising officer Holly will guide you through the next steps.

    Fundraising target:
    To Jump from 10,000 ft your target is set at £375.00
    or,
    To Jump from 15,000 ft your target is set at £435.00
     
    A £50 deposit per jumper is required to reserve your place
     

  • Bridport Half Marathon

    Register with us for the Bridport Half Marathon (or 10km) in 2022. The event will take place on 27th March, and we'd be honoured to have you enter on our behalf!


    Dependent on your route choice will depend on how much of a test you will have, the Half marathon has a couple of tough hills but also includes many flat, fast sections. The 10km has just one hill and could be a fast 10km!

    Other than the hills it is a mix of flat fast open running, including running through the town, however, there are plenty of wide pavements, quiet roads, and cycle-paths to run on. We cannot promise a PB, but we can promise a run in the beautiful Dorset countryside. This is a small local run, it is very welcoming, just come and enjoy a run and grab a nice medal as a reward.

    Registration Fee is set at £15 for the 10k, or £20 for the half marathon.
    No minimum sponsorship requirement for this event! We'll just be thrilled you chose to take part for us!

    Contact the team on 01305 269 444 or email fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk

  • Wing Walking

    Compton Abbas- Date to be confirmed 

    Go wing walking on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, from the beautiful Compton Abbas airfield. 

    This is an experience like no other. You will fly strapped to the top wing of an authentic Boeing Stearman Biplane as a highly qualified pilot completes a variety of flypasts and manoeuvres, while you take in some truly breathtaking views.

     

    We're still finalising the details for the next wing walk, but please register your interest by emailing us at fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk

  • Coastal Walk

    Saturday, May 7th 2022
    The Jurassic Coast is England’s first Natural World Heritage Site, it is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world, and we think it is one of the most beautiful.

    Multi award winning Jurassic Coastal Guides have put together a spectacular 15 mile circular route starting and finishing at the beautiful Charmouth Beach.

    The registration fee for this event is set at £20 (which includes your mandatory first aid kit). A minimum fundraising pledge of £245 covers this event.

    You’ll be supported by our friendly fundraising team throughout your training and on the day itself!

     at fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk or via 01305 269 444 for more information

  • The West Bay Triathlon

    With three different options, this event is suitable for those new to triathlons, or seasoned professionals!

    The event takes place on 
    June 19th 2022. Our fundraising team will be with you through your fundraising and training journey and there to cheer you on at the event itself!

    The route will be fully marked and marshalled and offers something for every type of competitor, even friends and family will have fun spectating!


    OLYMPIC 1500m swim, 47 km cycle, 8.9 km run

    SPRINT 400 m swim, 26 km cycle, 5.5 km run

    SUPER SPRINT 200 m swim, 18 km cycle, 3.5 km run

    Registration to the event is £44, for more information or to book your place please email fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk

  • Portland abseil

    Following on from the Abseil at Dancing Ledge, the Portland Abseil is a more challenging 65ft course that takes place in Weston, Portland on Saturday 2nd July.

    Run by a team of qualified mountaineers and hosted by the Age UK Team this is an experience not to be missed!
    The event will start with a short walk, followed by your abseil and a scramble back up the cliffs!

    Registration for this event is £20, with a minimum fundraising pledge of £80 thereafter.

    Call us on 01305 269 444 or email fundraising@ageuknswd.org.uk for more information or to register your interest.