So what’s Hope Challenge? Hope Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s annual fundraising event for the UK housebuilding industry, set in the stunning Peak District. Teams of 4-6 pull together to design and build a shelter to live in for the weekend and take part in mental and physical challenges.
Registration = £300 per team & Fundraising = £3,000 minimum per team
Why should you take part?
Showcase your CSR values by supporting one of the world’s leading shelter NGOs • Build teamwork and innovation • Meet & compete with lots of teams from across the industry
How it works
When you arrive on Friday you will have to construct a shelter out of your own materials, make sure it’s safe and comfortable enough for all team members to sleep in on Friday and Saturday nights. You will have until 5pm on Friday to complete your shelter.
But there’s more….
The challenge has 4 elements for your team to tackle:
Fundraising: each team has a target of raising £3,000 to tackle Habitat for Humanity’s work around the world
Shelter Build: Design an innovative, sustainable shelter with your team, and take all the materials to the Peak District to build it.
Trekking: Push yourself to compete in a trek around the stunning Hope Valley
Mental challenges: Work together as a team to solve puzzles and quizzes.
Each challenge will earn your team points to be totalled up to determine who the Hope Champions will be.
More details to come.
Can your team build a safe, durable home for the weekend? When you arrive on Friday you will have to…
Can your team build a safe, durable home for the weekend? When you arrive on Friday you will have to construct a shelter out of your own materials, make sure it’s safe and comfortable enough for all team members to sleep in on Friday and Saturday nights.
On arrival, your team will be shown to an area marked out in advance.
For a team of 4 = 3.3m x 3.3m
For a team of 5 = 3.7m x 3.7m
For a team of 6 = 4.0m x 4.0m
Judging criteria to be confirmed soon
The shelters will be built in a grassy field. There is a car park adjacent to the field, but it can only accommodate one unloading vehicle per team. There will be another car park available which is a slightly further distance from the field.
Teams are restricted to a maximum of two vehicles per team due to the car park sizes.
The Shelter Building aspect of your challenge will be worth 25% of your total challenge points.
The Trek and Mental Challenges
While challenging your body, why not challenge your mind? On Saturday teams will trek through the Hope Valley in a…
While challenging your body, why not challenge your mind?
On Saturday teams will trek through the Hope Valley in a series of mental challenges. We have handpicked treks to suit your fitness level along with mental challenges dotted throughout the route designed to test your general knowledge, from country capitals to ‘Cracking the Code’.
Long route – 25 – 30 kilometres
Compulsory route – 15 – 20 kilometres
You will be scored on the level of difficulty of the route and the time it takes for the entire team to complete the trek.
Teams must all choose the same trek and complete it together. The trek will not be considered completed until the last team members turn in their timing chip.
You will have the option to stop and participate in mental challenges along the route to accumulate even more points. You will need to decide if it is worth taking the extra time to complete the mental challenges or if it is better to skip them and reduce the overall time for completing your trek.
Remember you can’t get by using your trusty sat nav! You will have to navigate the route the old-fashioned way – with a map. Perhaps it’s a good time to brush up on map reading?
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