What is LOST?
LOST is a charity event where teams of 2 or 3 are dropped off in a mystery location somewhere in the UK and given 24 hours to get themselves back to Cambridge. The catch? Teams can’t spend any of their own money – they have to rely on the generosity of the public to make their way back – through donations or free rides. You choose whether you wish to use planes, trains or cars – previous teams have sweet-talked bus drivers, busked to raise money for train tickets, or hitchhiked their way back home. And, in traditional RAG event way, everyone will be wearing fancy dress.
On their way back, teams can earn points by completing as many challenges as possible. These challenges are given to them on the day and range from making your own sandwich at Subway to blagging a ride in a helicopter. Points earned from completing challenges, along with the speed of your return and total money raised, help decide who wins the much coveted prize…
What are the prizes?
Teams can win from various categories:
• Biggest Fundraiser
• Most Challenge Points
• Fastest Team
But ultimately the Grand Prize is what everyone is after. Stay tuned for prize announcements throughout this term!
When is LOST?
LOST kicks off on the morning of Saturday 9th November 2019 and you’ll have 24 hours to make it back home.
What’s in it for you?
LOST gives you the chance to escape the Cambridge bubble for a day whilst:
- HAVING FUN WITH FRIENDS
- GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND CHALLENGING YOURSELF
- RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY
- COMPETING TO WIN ONE OF OUR MANY PRIZES
How can you get involved in LOST?
Sign up and register your team now!
How much does it cost?
Early-Bird tickets are £15 pp, while Regular tickets are £20 pp, (plus booking fees).
We also ask for a small deposit of £50 to cover the costs of the event (so charities don’t lose out on their money if you can’t make it), but this is refunded once the fundraising target is reached.
How does LOST raise money for charity?
After signing up, you’ll need to get SPONSORED to get LOST. We’ll send you the details so you can create an account and, after that, it’s up to you to convince your friends and family to sponsor you. Remember, you’re also competing against other Cambridge teams to raise the most funds!
Last year donations came in thick and fast, and the Cambridge teams alone raised upwards of £12,000 for our ten charities. This year’s charities will be chosen soon by you!
As some people prefer to donate after you’ve completed your challenging experience, sponsorship pages will remain active until Wednesday 4th December.
Where can you get more information?
Come along to our INFORMATION EVENING at 19:00 – 20:00 on Friday 25th October 2019 in the JCR of Jesus College, where we’ll go into detail about the event and answer questions.
Make sure you join our event on Facebook for regular updates.
If you sign up, there’ll also be a PARTICIPANT EVENING on Thursday 7th November 2019 to finalise details and plans for the actual day. See Facebook event here.