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Can you Survive Charity’s Seeker Castaway Challenge?

 Following on from the success of last year’s Castaway Five Day Challenge for Dorset-based Diverse Abilities Plus, the charity is giving you the chance to take part in this year’s event from Saturday 21 – Wednesday 25 September, which is sponsored by Seeker News.

The charity that supports local children and adults with physical and learning disabilities is looking for 24 men and women to take on the challenge taking place at a mystery woodland, in a beautiful beach location in the South West of England.   

The event suits anyone aged 18 years and over, from all walks of life.  Whether you enter as an individual, or with a friend, family or colleagues you will have a fantastic time!  It is also ideal for company team and motivational building. No level of physical fitness is required – just a sense of fun and adventure.

The Seeker Castaway Five Day Challenge will kick off with participants jetting off on powerboats, kindly sponsored and provided by Powerboat Training UK. During the event those that take part will experience fundamental elements of survival, testing participants from dawn until dusk! During the five days there will be a variety of fun activities, secret challenges and tasks to learn and complete, including survival techniques, building a natural shelter, fire lighting techniques, sea life-raft survival skills training, navigating by the stars, sea fishing and much more!  

Sharon Wells, Events Fundraiser at Diverse Abilities Plus, said: “The Seeker Castaway Five Day Challenge is a once in a lifetime opportunity and by taking part you will help us to make a difference to the lives of children and adults with learning difficulties and profound physical disabilities. If you fancy a challenge or just want to get away from the daily routines and stresses of life, this is for you! You will learn unique survival skills, make new friends and overall have a fantastic, fun experience.”

Participant Sue Robathan, from Melodies in Motion, took part in last year’s Challenge and said: “One of the main benefits of the five days was the community spirit that was experienced by all participants. Building our shelter, keeping warm and sharing nourishment became the common denominator to link very different people together to forge strong bonds. I would definitely recommend the Castaway Challenged to anyone.” 

Last year’s participant Tracie Dempster also added: “I am absolutely amazed that I made the whole event duration. I feel an enormous sense of achievement.  I’ve learnt a lot about myself and in the process have raised a lot of money for charity and raised awareness.”  

If you think you can survive the Seeker Castaway Five Day Challenge, entry is £50 per person and each participant is kindly asked by the charity to raise a minimum of £550 in sponsorship monies. Diverse Abilities Plus will support participants fully with fundraising ideas to help reach their target easily. 

For more information or to book/reserve your place now for this fantastic experience please contact Sharon Wells via telephone on 01202 718266 or   Also find out more at 

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