About Plunkett UK
Plunkett UK is the only national charity providing free ongoing support to rural communities who are coming together to save a local asset such as a pub, shop, farm, woodland or library from permanent closure, through setting up and running community-owned businesses.
A community-owned business is a business that is owned and run democratically by the community for the benefit of the community it serves. And while they ensure access to vital facilities and services, community businesses are also addressing a variety of issues rural communities face around isolation and loneliness, technology poverty and employment and training. From providing much-needed social activities to giving a young person a chance to gain confidence and skills through work placements, or providing meals on wheels or prescription delivery services to vulnerable residents and bringing technology into the community to make online services more accessible to everyone, community businesses play a vitally important role in rural life. Quite simply, they are lifelines to hundreds of thousands of people.
To date Plunkett has helped more than 800 community businesses come to life and with your help we can support even more rural communities to set up and run their own community business, so whether you decide to take on the Three Peak Challenge, climb Snowdon or cycle to Paris – thank you. It’s only thanks to the generosity of individuals like you that we can continue being on hand to offer the support that hundreds of rural communities rely on.
How to take part for Charity
For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.
Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities. You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage. If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.
With the self-funding fundraising method, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.