Task: A moderate five day trek through the hills, jungles, paddies and local communities of remote North Vietnam. This will be followed by a three day community project helping build school classrooms using primitive tools and materials.
Fundraising Target: £135,000 in total.
The Vietnam Trek is the perfect challenge for any adventurer. We have teamed up with World Expeditions to put together a bespoke ‘off the beaten track’ experience which includes five days of trekking deep into the Hoa Binh Province to help gain a deeper appreciation of the regions people, culture and natural wilderness by hiking through scenic valleys, pretty rice paddies, bamboo forests and mountains whilst having a true immersion by spending time and staying with the locals in their homes. After trekking for five days there will be three days of rolling your sleeves up and working with the local community to help build school classrooms. This experience will be a true immersion in to Vietnamese culture.
Once your place has been confirmed, our tour operator World Expeditions will provide you with all the crucial information needed to prepare for your trek. Springboard will also be on hand to support you with fundraising. Once you register, Springboard will be in regular contact with you and we encourage trekkers to attend our ‘trekker socials’ that take place in London on a regular basis starting in September. These provide the opportunity for trekkers to get to know their fellow companions and support each other with fundraising ideas or group planned fundraising challenges.
"The Springboard Trek has a double benefit for us. Firstly, we support a wonderful charity with the great work it does in helping disadvantaged people into the world of work via career opportunities in hospitality. Secondly, our trekkers gain so much from the experience, developing a greater understanding of teamwork, planning, tenacity, building relationships and putting something back into society. They have all returned to work hugely enthused and motivated by what they have achieved and justifiably proud of their achievements." - Andrew Merrett, CH&Co Group
“Bidfood have been proud supporters of the Springboard Trek ever since the first journey across to China. The Springboard Trek offers us a truly unique opportunity to support three key objectives: raising money for Springboard, developing and rewarding our employees, and making a positive impact within developing countries and to our environment.
I know that the financial support raised through the Trek is key to a charity that makes such an amazing contribution, and it is great that we are able to couple this with giving our employees such a life affirming experience, alongside the chance to learn new cultures and meet like-minded people from the industry.” - Tim Adams, Bidfood
Checkout some of our other previous treks