The Bantham Swoosh - PLACES ARE SOLD OUT!
Jul
14
7:00 AM07:00

The Bantham Swoosh - PLACES ARE SOLD OUT!

The Bantham Swoosh, Saturday 14th July 2018 

Support us for this world class 6km swim in clear water. This swim will take you from a narrow inland Devon river, surrounded by hills, into a different landscape on the edge of the sea. 

There's just one swim this year - at dawn, with everyone in the water at the same time.  To swim for FRANK Water, sign up for us and pay half of the registration costs : £35 (instead of £70). In return we ask you to raise a minimum of £299.

Click here to find out more about the event. 

Email amanda@frankwater.com for further information or to register your interest. 

If you've secured your own place to swim but would like to raise money for FRANK Water at the same time, click here to set up your donation page.

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TrekFest - Peak District
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

TrekFest - Peak District

Taking on TrekFest is no mean feat, but the challenge is simple – every trekker aims to complete their chosen route. 

Whether you run, crawl, trek or jog either 25km or 50km, you'll be challenging yourself in one of the UK's most rugged national parks - the Peak District. Take in some of the most beautiful scenery as you make the miles count and raise money to bring safe, clean water and sanitation to marginalised communities in India and Nepal.

There are several payment options to register for both the 25km and 50km distance - you can choose what suits you but don't forget to nominate FRANK Water as your chosen charity.

Register here now or If you would like to discuss the event with the FRANK Water fundraising team email amanda@frankwater.com

 

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Windermere One Way Swim
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Windermere One Way Swim

The 2018 Windermere One Way Swim is set to be the biggest and best to date - with 300 people swimming across the breathtaking Lake Windermere.

This 10 mile swim is one of the toughest and most beautiful outdoor swims in the UK.  It starts in the stunning Fell Foot Park park at the southern end of Lake Windermere and ends in the Grounds of Brathay Hall in the north.

2018 is expected to see the biggest number of swimmers taking part in both wetsuit and non wetsuit - each having 1:1 paddler support for the duration of their swim

The registration fee for this once in a lifetime experience is £300 if you require paddler support, or £150 if you can arrange your own.  We ask you to raise minimum £550 in sponsorship.

To visit the event website, click here, or if you would like more information or to register your interest in swimming for FRANK Water, please contact Amanda@frankwater.com 

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Dart 10K
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Dart 10K

Join our team! This unforgettable swim starts in beautiful Totnes and finishes in the picturesque village of Dittisham where you'll be met on the village green with your bags, a hot cup of tea and a congratulatory hug from our volunteers! 

FRANK Water have 15 places available to swim this iconic event.  Sign up to swim for FRANK and pay HALF the usual registration fee (£49 instead of £99). In return, we ask you to raise a minimum of £350 in sponsorship.  Email amanda@frankwater.com for further information or to register your interest.  

Or if you've secured your own place to swim but would like to raise money for FRANK Water at the same time, click here to set up your donation page 

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Village India with a sponsored walk for FRANK Water
Oct
13
to Feb 28

Village India with a sponsored walk for FRANK Water

Our friends at Holidays in Rural India have created a fabulous six night tour that begins and ends at Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat, our wonderful base at the foot of the Maikal Hills. You will have the opportunity to explore the local villages and countryside in the company of Sunny; the most enthusiastic host in Central India. Sunny's knowledge of the yearly harvest cycles and the joys and hardships of the villagers whose tolas (hamlets) dot the hills and plains around BJR gives one a genuine insight into rural Indian life that few tourists really see. The highlight of the tour is a two day trek and overnight camp, visiting villages supported by Samerth, one of FRANK Water's NGO Partners that works to provide villagers in that area with safe and sustainable water. 

Guests on this holiday are asked to raise £150 for FRANK Water, via Just Giving, on top of the trip cost. 

This trip begins and ends in Raipur but we can arrange transfers to and from Mumbai, Delhi or Kolkata and arrange accommodation and guiding with people we know and trust. 

The trip is available between mid October and end of February to avoid the most extreme weather. However, other dates are possible.    

This costs around £850 per person, full board. For more information or to book, contact Sophie at Holidays in Rural India.

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Walk for Water - a holiday in rural India.
Nov
17
to Nov 25

Walk for Water - a holiday in rural India.

Organised by our friends at Holidays in Rural India, this tour is based at Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat, a wonderful farmhouse style home at the foot of the Maikal Hills. You will have the opportunity to explore the local villages and countryside in the company of Sunny; the most enthusiastic host in Central India. Sunny's knowledge of the yearly harvest cycles and the joys and hardships of the villagers whose tolas (hamlets) dot the hills and plains around BJR gives one a genuine insight into rural Indian life that few tourists really see. The highlight of the tour is a two day trek and overnight camp, visiting villages supported by Samerth, an NGO that works to provide villagers in our area with clean and sustainable water supplies, and whom we support via FRANK Water, a UK water charity (reg. 1121273) that works with NGO partners across India to improve access to safe water and sanitation.

We ask that guests on this holiday raise £250 for FRANK Water on top of the trip cost.

This trip begins and ends in Mumbai, with a night in Mumbai at the start and two at the end and includes a tour with Reality Tours and Travel (a social enterprise that supports educational projects in Mumbai's slum areas). We highly recommend an extension to Kanha National Park for three nights of wonderful wildlife at Shergarh Tented Camp.

Itinerary

  • Sunday 18th November: Depart UK. BA, Virgin and Air India all operate good overnight flights, but there are many options. International flights are not included in the price of this trip.
  • Monday 19th November: Arrive Mumbai where you will be met by fantastic female taxi driver Husna and transferred to Abode hotel in the heart of Colaba.
  • Tuesday 20th November: After a top breakfast at Abode you will be fetched by Husna and taken back to the airport for a midday flight to Raipur. You'll be met from the one and half hour flight at Raipur and driven (three hours) to Kawardha District where the Maikal Hills rise up ahead and cold beers and warm welcomes await you at Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat.
  • Wednesday 21st November: Rising early we will drive to one of the many villages in the area supported by Samerth and FRANK Water. This relocated village is home to families who were moved out of the forest when it became a wildlife sanctuary. Samerth, with FRANK's support and the labour of the villagers have dug a pond, installed a water pump and opened an excellent early years centre for the under-fives.
  • From here we will drive to the set off point for our walk. The walk starts uphill for about an hour and then flattens out nicely, we'll stop for lunch en route and reach our campsite by mid-afernoon. Dinner round the camp fire and feet in the stream!
  • Thursday 22nd November: An easier more downhill walk today, more forest than village, finally reaching Bhoramdeo to hot showers, cold beers and a hero's welcome.
  • Friday 23rd November and Saturday 24th November: You will spend the next two days exploring the local area with your wonderfully knowledgable and ebullient host Sunny. The medieval temple of Bhoramdeo is just a minute's walk away and there are numerous villages that can be visited on foot or by bicycle. Take a cookery lesson with Nanuk in the kitchen; throw a pot in the pottery village or do some shopping in the bustling but friendly town of Kawardha.
  • Sunday 25th November: After a leisurely last breakfast at BJR, either drive the three hours to Kanha National Park for the chance of tigers and the guarantee of jungle creatures in multiple forms as well in the tented luxury that is Shergarh. Or head to Raipur for flights to Mumbai. Here you will be met once more by Husna and return for a proper stay at Abode.
  • Monday 26th November: A morning tour will be booked for you: walking, cycling or by car, with the great organisation Reality Tours and Travel. Excellent guides, all of whom live or used to live in one of Mumbai's slum area.
  • Tuesday 27th November: A last breakfast at Abode and final scoot through Mumbai with Husna behind the wheel, for flights back home. 

Costs

The price will be approximately £1600 per person on a twin-sharing basis or £2100 with the extension to Kanha National Park.

The price includes all domestic transport including internal flights. It is full board at Bhoramdeo and Kanha; bed and breakfast in Mumbai.

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Trek Everest Base Camp
Mar
7
to Mar 25

Trek Everest Base Camp

Discover the Himalayas like you’ve never seen them before on this charity adventure

Nowhere else on Earth has a greater diversity of landscapes within as small an area as Nepal.  It is widely acknowledged as one of the most spectacular trekking destinations in the world. Presiding over everything is the highest point on the planet – Mount Everest. The challenge is to trek to Everest Base Camp. It is an incredible journey offering panoramic views across a magical landscape of snow-capped peaks and mighty glaciers. This is the challenge of a lifetime to the roof of the world. 

Highlights 

  • Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Himalayas on the flight to Lukla
  • Marvel at world-renowned scenery of snow-capped mountains and glaciers
  • Visit the sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar
  • Discover the rich Buddhist culture of traditional villages
  • Witness sunset over Nuptse peak
  • Climb Kala Pattar for beautiful vistas of Everest and other Himalayan giants
  • Experience a huge sense of achievement when reaching Base Camp Everest

What's Included? 

International flights to / from Kathmandu, internal flights between Kathmandu to Lukla, accommodation, all group transfers, Classic Tours Tour Manager, UK doctor (Expedition medicine trained) , experienced Western or Sherpa support staff, water & all meals except lunch on days 17 & 18, complimentary map, luggage labels, free time for sight-seeing.

Once you have registered to take part, you will receive detailed notes about the Base Camp Everest challenge including a suggested packing list, training guidelines, practical advice on trekking at high altitude and visa information - we provide the information and support to ensure you have everything you need to prepare for the challenge plus an A-Z of useful fundraising tips to help you reach your sponsorship target. Before you go we include a face to face pre-departure group briefing and we are always happy to help with any questions you may have.

** Special Offers on equipment rentals and purchases are available for all challengers taking part in Trek Base Camp Everest **

Plus, we have financial protection for your tour (ATOL) and insurance to organise an event of this nature.

What's Not Included? 

Airport taxes - £340 approx. (October 2016), travel insurance, visa - $40 (subject to change), lunch on days 17 & 18, optional tours, gratuities & spending money,

Pre-trip training weekend will be arranged in Snowdonia, this will be at an extra cost.

How To Take Part

To sign up for this challenge you will need to pay a registration fee and pick from one of the follow two payment options: 

1.Option 1 (Minimum Sponsorship) - You pay a £399 registration fee plus airport taxes approx. £340 and agree to raise £3750 sponsorship for the charity of your choice. You will pay the airport taxes approx.10 weeks prior to departure. 

2.Option 2 (Own Place) - You pay a £399 registration fee, plus £2050 for the balance of the tour costs, plus airport taxes approx. £340. You will be invoiced for the balance of the £2050 tour cost and the airport taxes approx. 10 weeks prior to departure. 

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Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2018
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2018

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It sells out quickly with 15,000 entries. Run 13.1 miles through the historic streets of Bath and raise funds for FRANK Water.

We have 20 places to run the Vitality Bath Half 2018. Places are just £29 and we ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250.  

Email Amanda@frankwater.com to bag a place and for your FREE water bottle and fundraising pack. 

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Thames Marathon Bridge to Bridge
Aug
6
8:00 AM08:00

Thames Marathon Bridge to Bridge

This is a 14k endurance swim (downstream!) through leafy Oxfordshire starting at Henley Bridge and ending at Marlow Bridge. FRANK Water is the official charity for the event. We have 15 wetsuit places available plus a limited number (tbc) of non wetsuit places. 

Registration costs £48. Minimum sponsorship £399

If you have your own place, you can still join our team.  Set up your fundraising page here or if you have any questions contact Amanda

Click here to find out more about the event. 

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TrekFest- Brecon Beacons
Jun
3
to Jun 4

TrekFest- Brecon Beacons

Taking on TrekFest is no mean feat, but the challenge is simple – every trekker aims to complete their chosen route. 

TrekFest is tough… there’s no getting away from that fact – but it is achievable, as thousands of trekkers over the last three years will testify to.Yes, it hurts; yes, it will push you; yes, there are moments when you will doubt yourself – BUT, you can and will succeed with the right physical training and mental preparation.

Walk through the beautiful Brecon Beacons for FRANK Water (choose your distance - 25 or 50km) 

Register now:-

25km

50km

To find out more contact amanda@frankwater.com or visit  http://www.trekfest.org.uk/  

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Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2017
Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2017

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It sells out quickly with 15,000 entries. Run 13.1 miles through the historic streets of Bath and raise funds for FRANK Water.

We have 20 places to run the Vitality Bath Half 2017. Places are just £29 and we ask you to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250.  

Email Amanda@frankwater.com to bag a place and for your FREE water bottle and fundraising pack. 

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Skydive for FRANK Water
Jan
1
to Jan 1

Skydive for FRANK Water

This is a chance to do a charity skydive to raise money for FRANK Water. Working with UK Skydiving Adventures, you can jump from any of their 21 locations. This event is available all year round, and you can book your jump for FRANK Water on your preferred date by clicking here

The minimum sponsorship requirement begins at £440, varies depending on the location and the type of jump chosen (tandem skydive, static line solo jump, etc.)  

Click here for a list of minimum sponsorship requirements for each location and type of jump or for more information, contact Amanda at amanda@frankwater.com   

 

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Coniston ChillSwim
Sep
3
8:00 AM08:00

Coniston ChillSwim

  • Coniston Water, Lake District UK (map)
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FRANK Water is delighted to be official charity partner for the Coniston Chillswim for the third year in a row. This 5.25 mile swim stretches from one end of this stunning lake to the other. Whether you're just starting out or you've been swimming for years, we'll be there to support you throughout - from the moment you sign up to swim for FRANK Water till the second you take the plunge.

Email amanda@frankwater.com for further information.

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Bristol Triathlon
Jun
5
7:00 AM07:00

Bristol Triathlon

Join our Sprint Triathlon team (750m swim, 20k cycle, 10k run). Swim the docks run under the Suspension bridge and cycle the Portway. Find out more here 

  • Join the FRANK Water team! Get a sprint place for HALF PRICE (27.50 instead of the usual price of £55). There's no minimum sponsorship target though we'd encourage you to ask your friends and family for support - not least because you're doing something amazing! Contact Philippa on 0117 329 4846 or email philippa@frankwater.com to get your place and for fundraising support and advice.   

  • OR, if you have your own place and would like to join our team you can set up your fundraising page here

 

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