What is the Challenge?
So what is the Machu Picchu Challenge in 2016?
Well, it’s Trekking Peru’s famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (The Lost City of the Incas).
It’s a 13 day trip starting on May the 17th 2016 and ending on the 29th of May 2016. The actual challenge is over 4 days, and involves trekking along the Inca Trail for 44km’s over those four days. It’s being run by Inspired Adventures – you can visit their website by clicking the link under ‘Important Links’ on the side menu bar.
On the first day we end our trek at Llactapata (2,788m above sea level) having covered 7km’s today.
The second day we end our trek at Llulluchapampa (3,680m above sea level) having covered 12km’s today.
The third day we end our trek at Phuyupatamarca ruins (3,650m above sea level) having covered 16km’s today.
On the fourth day we end our trek at the town of Aguas Calientes having covered 9km’s today.
As I want to be upfront and honest as possible, i’ll be fundraising to cover both the donation to the Leukaemia Foundation of at least $4,000 and also the travel costs for this trip which are approximately $6,799. The donation to the Leukaemia Foundation are usually tax deductible, however donations to cover the cost of travel are not.
What is the Target for your Campaign?
My target for this campaign is $15,000. If we should raise more money then that, then it’s more for the Leukaemia Foundation to help support Blood Cancer sufferers.
How can I Donate?
We have a number of ways you can donate towards the this campaign.
Leukaemia Foundation Online Fundraiser Page for this campaign by clicking the following link: http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/craigmarchant
You can donate using PayPal using the following button:
You can do a direct bank transfer using the following details:
Bank Name: Westpac
Account Name: Craig Marchant
Account Number: 777326
Reference: You can put anything in here
For everyone who donate’s to this worthy cause I will be adding your name to our Supporters Page (Unless of course you don’t want this to happen). For those who pay by Direct Bank Transfer, simply drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and I will add you. Everyone else, I should have your email so I will personally reach out and thank you and ask if you would like to be added as well.
I’m a Business, and want to sponsor you
If you would like to sponsor me, you can drop me an email to email@example.com and I will be in contact shortly with a proposal for you.
For any business who would like to sponsor me I plan on having a number of T-Shirt and Polo’s created with branding opportunities on them for the duration of the trip. I will endeavor to have photos taken with the shirts on and you are more then welcome to use those pictures for your own corporate / business requirements.
I’m also looking for other ideas, so if you have an idea then let me know and I’m sure we can work something out.