Our Charity Efforts

Contours Charity Team out with spades in the Peak District The Contours Charity Team gathered in blue t-shirts for the Great British Dog Walk Contours prepare Christmas gift boxes for charity

Contours Holidays takes great pride in being able to take part in charity events, and is always on the look out for new opportunities to give back to the wider community. Our team regularly get involved in a variety of conservation work, fundraising events and sponsorship opportunities as a way of showing our appreciation for the trails we use and other important causes. Below is a list of just some of our achievements over the past few years:

In 2019

For the second year running, Contours set out to help the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers maintain our local trails. Together we shifted a misplaced bridge and erected two new waymarker posts.

The Contours Team also shared a Red Nose Day full of activities. All kitted out in our official T-shirts, we enjoyed a variety of homemade cakes, a stretching class and a quiz — and made £400 for Comic Relief in the process!

We hosted our second annual Macmillan Coffee Morning at the end of September. Lots of delicious treats were shared while we played fun games and had a wonderful time, but more importantly, we successfully raised another £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Red Nose Day charity drive at Contours

In 2018

A group of ten Contours team members spent a day with the Peak Park Conservation Volunteers and helped with some important maintenance on the Pennine Way National Trail. We also enjoyed a satisfying day of litter-picking at the Pick and Play Day with Peak Mountaineering.

As well as this, we raised over £100 by hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer support, and we returned to the Peak District for a second round of Conservation work in early October.

Then in December, we put together 12 more gift-filled shoeboxes for the Chesterfield shoebox appeal, and took part in the national Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children!

Contours Charity Work in the Peak District wilds

In 2017

A small team of Contours staff took part in the Great British Dog Walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. We also took part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal, delivering a total of 19 gift-filled shoeboxes to the Samaritans for them to distribute to those in need.

Contours Charity Efforts: Christmas gifts and dog walking

In 2016

We took part in a wonderful charity walk around Carsington Water to help raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Contours staff walking alongside Carsington Water for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

In 2014

A group of our staff members walked the West Highland Way in aid of the mental health charity Combat Stress.

Contours in our Combat Stress charity t-shirts

In 2013

We travelled to London to take part in the Moon Walk for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and we also raised money for the South West Coast Path by completing a full run of the entire trail.

The Contours charity team in our Moon Walk For Breakthrough Breast Cancer t-shirts

In 2012

Our team walked the challenging Dovedale Dipper, raising money for Breathrough Breast Cancer.

The Contours team ready to walk the Dovedale Dipper for charity

As well as these one-off events, we also have three designated charity walking trails. For every customer who walks the Shakespeare's Way, the Ayrshire Coast Path or the Cross-Cotswold Path, we will donate £5 to their respective causes. Find out more here.