Castaway Survival Challenge

Can I join on my own?

Yes, of course! Many of our supporters sign up for the challenge as an individual - this is a great way to meet new friends.

Can I join as part of a team?

Definitely! However, please note each trip date can only accommodate a maximum of 30 participants so it's advisable to book early.

How much money do I need to raise and when is it due?

Entry costs £95. Your minimum sponsorship of £575 is due 1 July 2023. If you raise £800 before event day, you’ll receive an official RBL hoodie.

Are there any age restrictions to participate?

For safety reasons, all participants must be aged over 18 yrs at start of the event. There is no upper age restriction but any participants over 65 must provide a medical certificate from their doctor stating that they are medically able to take part in the event.

What does the price include?

  • Our prices are as all-inclusive as possible.
  • All your meals and refreshments during the event challenge are included.
  • All activities and instructions for natural shelter building, bushcraft and survival skills, sea life-raft survival and 24-hour survival stage also included.

What isn't included in the price?

  • Any travel costs to and from event before the event begins and insurance.
  • Any personal expenses, such as spending money and personal kit, are also excluded from the overall price.

Do I need any experience to take part?

No experience is needed. You will be given full instruction by the professional team of leaders on the trip, in all activities during the challenge and all activities are undertaken at the pace of the group.

Do I need travel insurance?

The purchase of travel insurance is mandatory to cover any unexpected delays (if travelling by public transport to the event), medical problems, damage, theft, cancellation etc. You are advised to organise this at the time of booking to ensure you are covered immediately.

Travel insurance is a cost-effective way to protect yourself and your equipment, as well as protecting you before departure. We advise you to buy insurance as close to booking as possible to protect the loss of your registration fee because of cancellation due to injury, illness (including Covid-19) etc.

Please ensure your travel insurance covers water sports including kayaking/ canoeing and sea life-rafting.

How fit do I have to be?

We require all participants on our multi-day fundraising events to inform us of any ongoing health conditions.  This allows our trip tour guides to ensure that all participants are fully supported to complete the trip safely. 

If you are over 65 you will be required to gain your doctor’s permission to take part, this may also be a requirement if you have other health conditions.

What fundraising support will I receive?

We’ll send you lots of information and advice about raising money for the Royal British Legion, posters to publicise your participation in the event and collection pots are available on request. In addition, the RBL team are on hand to support and give you advice every step of the way so if you have any concerns, questions or need some inspiration we’re available by phone or email.

How do I go about raising money online?

We’ll include all the information you need in your registration pack when you sign up to the event and give the link to set up your online Castaway JustGiving page.  Please remember to let us know the link to your page so we can ensure all donations are credited to you. There is a link that will automatically link with the event in your welcome email.

What happens if the event is postponed?

We follow government guidelines and put the health and safety of our participants, staff and beneficiaries first and foremost. If it is necessary to postpone an event we will be in touch to offer a choice of transfer or refund. Full details are in our Terms and Conditions.

Please contact 0345 845 1945 if you’d like to know more about all we are doing.

Any further questions? 

If you have any other questions or would like more details on the items above, don’t forget you can always contact us at events@britishlegion.org.uk or call us on 0333 011 4500.

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