What We Do

Cheque Presentation for the 2008 Challenge The Hairy Hikers meet up biennially (every other year) to take on a hiking challenge for a chosen charity.

We raise money by asking family, friends, work colleagues, employers and anyone else we can think of to sponsor us using the traditional sponsor form or online using Just Giving. We decided to take on a hiking challenge biennially rather than annually so we wouldn't be asking people to sponsor us too often.

Not only do we raise money through sponsorship, but we also use things like sweepstakes. Our challenge is usually in the same year as either the Football World Cup or European Championships, so we have a sweepstake for which ever event it is.

All monies raised by a Hairy Hikers Challenge goes directly to the chosen charity for the particular challenge undertaken. The Hairy Hikers do not keep any monies or profit in any way from what we do. Each participant in a Hairy Hikers Challenge is responsible for collecting any sponsor money pledged to them and forwarding it on the the chosen charity. They must also report the amount collected and sent to the charity to enable the total raised for the challenge to be calculated.

Find out about our next challenge on the Next Challenge page.

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05/05/2011 - Sponsor us online for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge 2011

We have now setup a Virgin Money Giving page to allow people to sponsor us online. More...

15/04/2011 - Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge route finalised

The route for the Yorkshire Dales Marathon Challenge has now been finalised. The 26.2 mile marathon distance starts and finishes in Settle. More...

02/04/2011 - New look Hairy Hikers Website Launched

The new look Hairy Hikers website has now been launched. Please have a look around. More...

Hairy Hikers 2011 Challenge Announced

18/03/2011 - The Hairy Hikers have announced the challenge for 2011. It will be a 26 mile hike in the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing in Settle. More...

Hairy Hikers 2010 Challenge Cancelled

30/06/2010 - The Hairy Hikers Challenge for 2010 has been cancelled due to the fact that only 2 of the Hairy Hikers are able to take part on 24th and 25th July 2010. More...

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