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Company No. 08591740

Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Charity of the Year category, National Student Fundraising Awards 2018

Awarded ‘Partner for Responsible Travel’ by the Kilimanjaro Porters’ Assistance Project 

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ATOL: 11577

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Established in 2012 we are a not for profit run by the charity Dig Deep. We care about people - the lives that we transform together in Kenya through your fundraising, the local people who make your challenge happen, and you. We don’t pay for the profits of UK middlemen. This means the registration fee that you pay is the most affordable and our fundraising target is the most achievable of any comparable fundraising challenge.

We have been in your shoes. We are not asking you to do something we haven’t done ourselves. All of our team have successfully taken on challenge events with Dig Deep while at university and so are best placed to provide the support you need.

 

 

 

 

We’re here for you when you need us. We care about your well-being. We know that fundraising can be daunting, but the rewards are more than worth it. We've been there, and we're available for a natter if ever you need to unload.

 

 

 

 

You can do it, and you don’t need to take our word for it. You will join the Dig Deep family of successful past and current fundraisers, who will be there to offer support, advice and encouragement. You don’t need to find a friend to sign up with you because you’ll be joining a much bigger community.

 

You will gain valuable experience and skills. In, amongst other things, events management, recruitment, marketing, fundraising, organisation, communications, logistics and public speaking. All this will help you develop your CV and give you a way to stand out from the crowd at interview.

 

 

 

 

You will have exclusive opportunities to intern with Dig Deep. We offer our fundraisers opportunities to broaden their experience and develop professional skills.

 

 

 

 

We can offer careers advice for progression into the third sector. We will make you aware of graduate opportunities, can support and advise you when making job applications and offer an insight into what it is like to work for a charity.

 

For all of our challenges safety is paramount. For example, we have provision for one crew member for every climber on summit night of our Kilimanjaro climbs, ensuring we achieve over 90% success rate of fundraisers reaching the summit.

 

 

 

 

We're committed to ensuring our ground staff receive fair wages and treatment. This approach has led to us being awarded ‘Partner for Responsible Travel’ status by the Kilimanjaro Porters’ Assistance Project (KPAP), the only UK charity to receive this award. Find out more about KPAP here.

 

 

 

 

We won’t let you down. All of our challenges are covered by ATOL protection and our comprehensive risk assessments comply with British Standard 8848. Additionally, Dig Deep is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to their guidelines.

 

 

Rachael Marshall

 

Fundraising
Manager

Rachael has climbed Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya for Dig Deep, and been a volunteer AND volunteer Group Leader.

She dived head first into the world of fundraising during University, gaining all sorts of experience especially in those sporty fundraising events.

Rachael likes travelling, hanging out with friends, cats, and singing along to tunes in the office (much to everyone's delight).

Simon Franklin

 

Operations Manager

Simon has climbed both Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro alongside completing a PhD in Sports and Exercise Science at Birmingham Uni before joining Dig Deep full time.

 

He managed to raise most of his funds through football and netball tournaments which he then got match funded by Barclays bank. 

Simon likes watching Liverpool FC, travelling around European cities and going out for meals (or in his own words, just eating in general).

Harriet Brass

Fundraising

Support
Officer

Whilst completing her degree in Human Geography, Harriet climbed Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya for Dig Deep with most of her fundraising being done with the help of her family through social events, often orientating around food.

 

Harriet has studied for an MA in International Relations and joined the challenges team in July 2019.

She loves reading and hiking, and having a good old chin wag.

Ela Antosiewicz

Fundraising

Support
Officer

Ela has climbed both Kili and Mt. Kenya and run a series of UK based races for Dig Deep, alongside studying a masters in International Development.


After taking part in numerous volunteering projects and fundraising challenges, Ela joined Dig Deep in July 2019 to continue supporting others take on amazing challenges.


In her spare time Ela likes to run and visit as many new places as possible (usually taking part in a race in whatever new place she's visiting).