Additional seats on our China Challenge in April 2010

Due to huge demand we have managed to secure some more seats on our Great Wall of China Challenge in April 2010.

Our China trek offers a truly unique experience. Not only is it a chance to visit one of the world’s most impressive historical sites but also, as a result of our local contacts, it offers a rare opportunity to trek and camp in a remote part of rural China and to experience local life in its most unspoilt state. In order to maximise the opportunities for interaction and learning about the local history and culture, a team of local translators support all our treks in China.  Join us now on this amazing charity challenge.

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Another successful CSR Project

As part of their management training programme, Amlin, recently completed a 3-day CSR project.  The project included 2-days at Newlands Bishop Farm in Solihull, which is a social enterprise run by adults with learning difficulties.   The farm is helping young people of all abilities to find their feet and to grow in confidence and ability, whilst providing work, training and social skills for those involved.

The Amlin group built a shelter for recycling rain water which is next to the allotment.  The allotment provides food for the farm to sell.  They then built an irrigation system to fill water butts (which is about 5,000 litres) which helps water the garden and vegetables.  Then finished off by creating a farm shop out of an old stable to sell the produce in.  A fantastic achievement by all in just 2 days!   Why not do something like this within your company?  www.csrprojects.com

Two cycle events this weekend with ATD

Across the Divide has a busy weekend planned.

Tomorrow sees the start of the London to Paris bike ride with Visa – who are fundraising for NSPCC.  They cycle over 300 miles in just 4 days but what an amazing trip if not an exhausting one.  They will start in the centre of London, cycle through the rolling Kent countryside, across the channel, along quiet French roads and into the heart of Paris finishing at the Eiffel Tower.  Why not join us on this event next year?

Then on Saturday sees the NSPCC once again with a cycle event in Buckinghamshire – the Big Bike Ride  A stunning cycle event through picturesque countryside with the choice of taking part in a 25km, 50km or 75km route.  Why not join them in Sussex next weekend?

Charity Treks and Events.

BIG Red Bike Ride for the Red Cross

British Red Cross

BIG Red Bike Ride

Why not join the British Red Cross on the Big Red Ride, a new charity bike ride from London to Eastbourne? Covering 75 miles the ride will start at Blackheath Common in south-east London a nd take you heading south into the East Sussex countryside and all the way to finish on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront.
 
Olympic Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is joining the Big Red Ride so why don’t you?  Join here.
 
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.  The British Red Cross enables vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, they help people recover and move on with their lives.

THE BIG RED RIDE

‘Just’ Charity Challenges for 2009/ 2010

JUST EVENTS

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Here are just a selection of some of the Just Charity Challenges we are running in 2009/2010

Just Bike is rapidly approaching, now just over 3 months away! We have over 20 charities actively promoting this event and lots more signing up.  Remember you can cycle for the charity of your choice and choose either the 50km or 100km route.  Find out more at Just Bike.

Just Walk 2010’s date has been set, 15 May 2010 and is promising to be our biggest one yet.  We are expecting over 1000 walkers so get yourself signed up on either the 10km, 20km, 40km or 60km route,  choose your charity – then away we go, it’s that easy, book your place now.

UK Three Peaks Challenge 21-23 August 2009.  An iconic British Challenge, as participants scale the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland.  In total you will climb over 11,000ft of mountain within the target time of 36 hours – a lifetime experience and one to be immensely proud of.

Vietnam Trek 27 February – 8 March 2010.  A stunning trek in the remote region of Sapa.  Beautiful scenery and the chance to experience the culture of the local tribes makes this a fantastic challenge for any fundraiser. 

Pike Peak 19 – 29 November 2010.  This is a challenging trek through the most beautiful and remote parts of the Himalayas.  Our route is off the beaten track and allows access to hidden monasteries.  A wonderful sense of achievement as you reach the summit of Pike Peak.

For more details on the Just Events click here overseas or UK

Work for us – new opportunity

A new job opportunity has arisen at Across the Divide for a Operations and Development Assistant.  To support the ATD directors in the operational running and development of the company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / OBJECTIVES

  • Manage the diaries of the 4 Directors, including travel arrangements
  • Manage the Directors workloads when they are out of the office
  • Liaison with non executive board members
  • Preparing materials and catering for management meetings
  • Assist in client and local agent liaison
  • Assist in the creation and update of sales materials and presentations

To view more click here.

New position opens up at ATD HQ

We have an exciting new position open up at Across the Divide we are looking for an Operations and Development Assistant to support the Directors in the operational running and development of the company.

We are seeking someone with:

  • Sales or marketing experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience of PowerPoint, Photoshop, Word, Excel and Dreamweaver is advantageous
  • Experience of writing risk assessments

Personal competencies:

  • Positive and enthusiastic nature
  • Consistent and accurate work
  • Self confidence and ability to use own initiative to find solutions to problems
  • Good team player
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Flexible approach to tasks
  • Effective time management
  • Can communicate with staff, at different levels within the company

Further  information on the position of Operations and Development Assistant.