We’ve teamed up with Global Adventure Challenges to start offer a number of Jessie May International Challenges.

Every year we offer different opportunities to take on once in a lifetime challenges to see the wonders of the world, conquer mountains, and see some beautiful cities and countryside – all while raising money to support our Jessie May Nurses!

Due to the scale of our International Challenges, things work slightly different to our local events. To take part:

  1.  Sign up to the event with Global Adventure Challenges and pay the registration fee and let us know you’ve signed up
  2. Pay the self-funding portion of the challenge (this will vary between challenges)
  3. Start fundraising for Jessie May!

In 2019/2020 we will be offering these incredible International Challenges:

Kilimanjaro Trek 2021


– 17th – 27th June 2021 – (Book Now)
– 16th – 26th September 2021 – (Book Now)

Registration & Adventure Costs:

– Option A: Minimum Sponsorship – Registration fee of £399 + minimum sponsorship £4,538 + airport tax + fuel surcharge contribution: £250
– Option B: Self Funding – Registration fee of £399 + self funding £2,269 + airport tax + fuel surcharge contribution: £250

Website: www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/kilimanjaro-trek


Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and also the highest mountain on the African continent at 5,896m, is a magnet for trekkers and climbers the world over and one of the most impressive treks charity events can offer. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of charity challenges.

This is a tough trek in the world of charity challenge events and takes us along the beautiful Machame route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the south, allowing gradual acclimatisation to the altitude and an excellent chance of reaching the summit. Our trek for charity takes us through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until we reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is one of the most challenging charity treks at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world for simply breathtaking views. A tough but spectacularly rewarding route. On reaching the summit you will feel a sense of overwhelming achievement, a truly unforgettable charity challenge.

For more information about these challenges, please click here. 


London to Paris Bike Ride 2020


– 3rd June – 7th June 2020
– 12th August – 16th August 2020
– 9th September – 13th September 2020 – (Book Now)

Registration & Adventure Costs:

– Option A: Minimum sponsorship – Registration fee of £125 + minimum sponsorship £1,610
– Option B: Self-funding – Registration fee of £125 + self-funding £805

Website: www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/london-paris-bike-ride


The London to Paris Bike Ride is an awesome cycling challenge and is by far one of the best fundraising events in Europe attracting hundreds of riders each year and raising thousands for charities nationwide. Whether you’re a regular cyclist or new to cycling, looking to participate as part of a group or a solo cyclist – this is the perfect charity cycle event for you.

We’ll spend 4 days in the saddle, cycling 308 miles from capital to capital. Our journey begins in London with the route taking us through glorious English countryside as we cycle from Kent to Dover, before crossing the Channel to Calais. Once across the water we start cycling ‘French style’, remembering to keep to the right!, we push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France, passing the war memorials and cemeteries of the Somme.

A spectacular finish awaits us as we reach the home stretch up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, before reaching the piece de resistance, the Eiffel Tower, which marks our finish line. The days in the saddle may be long but the sense of achievement we’ll feel crossing the finish line and the euphoric atmosphere as we celebrate our achievements in this magnificent capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off!


Great Wall Trek 2021


– 8th – 16th May 2021 – (Book Now)
– 11th – 19th September 2021 – (Book Now)
– 16th – 24th October 2021 – (Book Now)
– 23rd – 31st October 2021 – (Book Now)

Registration & Adventure Costs:

– Option A: Minimum Sponsorship – Registration Fee of £299 + minimum sponsorship £2,790 + airport tax+ fuel surcharge contribution: £250
– Option B – Self funding – Registration Fee of £299 + self funding £1,395 + airport tax + fuel surcharge contribution: £250

Website: www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/great-wall-china-trek

great wall

“You have not lived if you have not been to the Great Wall”, or so the Chinese saying goes – and it’s not surprising why! The Great Wall of China has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stretching for 6,000km, it zig zags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.

The China Great Wall Trek for charity is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure. One of the best in charity treks, this challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this charity challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

Exclusive to Global Adventure Challenges, this most amazing of fundraising events also enables us to ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. We will each place our brick in this newly restored section, ensuring our own place in the Great Wall of China!

The trekking on this charity challenge is hard, due to the amount of steps we trek up and down each day – it can sometimes take an hour just to trek 1km on this glorious structure! Another highlight of this challenge is to conquer the 1,000 steps up to the wall at Mutianyu – culminating with the ascent of the ‘Heavenly Ladder’.

Following this crème de la crème of charity events, we’ll have some free time to explore Beijing’s famous sites, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before celebrating our achievement at dinner.

An ancient wonder, an amazing accomplishment… join us on this charity challenge of a lifetime and ensure your place in history as we trek and help repair the Great Wall of China!


Get in touch

To learn more about any of the above challenges, or how to register, contact the Jessie May team on fundraising@jessiemay.org.uk or phone 0117 9582174.