Mountain Warehouse Offers £5,000 Prize in Charity Competition
·         The Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge competition will donate £5000 to the winner’s charity
·         The competition is open to fundraisers taking on an outdoor challenge in 2013
·         All stories will be displayed on the website and open for public voting

National outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse is offering fundraisers the chance to win £5,000 for their chosen charity in their new Charity Challenge competition.
The competition, which launched last week, is open to anyone completing an Outdoor Challenge for charity in 2013.  Fundraisers taking part in sponsored walks, runs, cycles or expeditions are encouraged to enter.
Entrants will be required to share their story which will be displayed online at for the public to vote for the winner.
Mark Neale, founder of Mountain Warehouse, said:
“We are inundated with sponsorship requests and stories about people attempting these fantastic expeditions and challenges to raise money for charity. We wanted the opportunity to share their stories, get the public involved and give something back to these very worthwhile causes.”
As well as offering a £5000 donation to charity, Mountain Warehouse is giving all entrants 20% off their next purchase at Mountain Warehouse, to help them prepare for their challenge.
The outdoor brand is keen to engage the fundraising community and hoping to encourage sharing of each entrant’s bid to win on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Mountain Warehouse has also joined forces with the online fundraising platform Just Giving to promote the Charity Challenge to their vast army of fundraisers.
The contest will give entrants till the 19th of August to submit their story. Voting on individuals’ stories will be open until 31st August 2013. The top 10 entries based on the public vote will then be featured as a shortlist on the competition page for further voting.
The competition is now open and all 158 Mountain Warehouse stores nationwide will be supporting the appeal with promotional flyers and QR codes.