ALPS ARCHERY CHALLENGE
Fancy yourself as the next Dogan Alp or Bani Cicek Hatun?! Then this challenge is for you!
Calling all beys and hatuns this December to take part in the ALP ARCHERY CHALLENGE! Come and get your bow and arrows ready! Whether you’re a beginner or you’re a pro, this challenge is for you! We’re transporting you back in time to the Kayi tribe in this Ertugrul-themed challenge to practice the sunnah sport of archery while also raising much needed funds for vulnerable families in the UK. Ey Vallah!
The Prophet (saw) said “Learn the throwing of arrows, and do not be averse to it, for the area between the two targets holds a garden of the gardens of Paradise.” (Ibn Abi Dunya)
Etrugrul, the father of Osman I and leader of the Turkish Kayi tribe, laid the foundations for the Ottoman Empire in 13th Century Anatolia. His story is eulogized in the Turkish historical TV series which has captured the hearts of multilingual audiences across the world.
Date: Saturday 8th December
Registration Fee: £20
Early bird discount: £15 ends on 24/11/2018 11:59 PM
Registration deadline: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Sponsorship Target: £200
Men and Women
HHUGS is the only UK registered charity currently supporting 190 families – almost 700 individuals – impacted by national security measures. Every penny raised in taking part in this challenge will allow us to support some of the most isolated families in the UK, vulnerable women, children and the elderly, who have been ostracised and stigmatised by society.
“I feel like they are like my family, best friends. If you are stuck and do not know where to go, just go to HHUGS”– Khawla
Register now: hhugs.org.uk/archery Or Call 0207 733 2104
When and where is it taking place?
The Archery challenge is taking place on the on December 8th 2018 at Spensers Farm, 155 Sewardstone Road E4 7BF.
How do I get there?
The closest station is Chingford Overground – Please check TFL for updates to avoid any unforeseeable delays. https://tfl.gov.uk/
Bus: 215, 379
Is parking available at the event?
Yes, parking is available.
How long is the event?
Altogether it would be 3 hours including lunch and prayer time.
- Arrival time: 9:00am
- Sisters will start first at 9:30am – 11:00am
- Prize giving and lunch 11:00- 11:30am
- End time: 11:45am
- Arrival time 11:45
- Prayer and lunch 11:45am – 12:15pm
- Brothers will start at and have a break for asr12:15pm-3:15pm
- Final 3:15pm 3:30pm
- Prizes will be given between 3:30pm – 3:45pm
- Pray maghrib at 3:55pm
- End time: 4:30pm
How much do I have to raise?
Fundraising target is minimum of £200 and fundraise at least £100 by the 1st December
Are there any age restrictions?
You need to be at least 15.
Will breakfast, lunch and dinner be provided?
A light lunch will be provided.
What should I wear?
Anything comfortable and warm clothing. It is also preferable to wear boots if it is muddy on the day.
When does the event start and end?
Arrival time is 9:00 and ends at 17:00.
Sisters 9:30 – 11:30
Brothers 13:15 – 15:15
Would we be able to bring other people to attend and watch?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate this due to health & safety standards.
I Have Never Fundraised Before, Where Do I Start?
There are many ways to fundraise and when you sign up, we will give you great ideas and we are always at hand to give you further support.
Here are a few tips:
A great way to start fundraising is to set up an online sponsorship page which you can share with your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, SMS, E-mail, WhatsApp, Telegram broadcasts etc.
Fundraising pages are just like paper sponsorship forms, except they’re online, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with cash, cheques and chasing sponsors after the event is finished. Or why not create your own fundraising team to help you spread the word!
To create your page:
visit www.justgiving.com or www.btplc.com or www.charitychoice.co.uk. Click on Make Your Page. Search and select HHUGS. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions. Share it with others easily via email,text,Twitter,Facebook.
Why not set up a text code too so that your friends and family can donate towards your walk with a simple SMS! Follow this link for instructions Setting Up Your Text Code. Once you have made your page don’t forget to send us the link by emailing email@example.com· Contact your local mosque or circle to support you by making an announcement of the event and help you to fundraise.
Get your fundraising matched by a colleague, workplace or friend·
Distribute leaflets to raise awareness amongst family and friends·
Contact your local press and radio stations with your fundraising·
Visit your local businesses for their support by asking them to sponsor you·
We will send you a Charity Collection Penny Box which you can place at home or work and even at the till of a shop, restaurant, café or library.
Get your ISOC, School, Scouts groups and others to get involved.
Use our Sponsorship Form to help you raise funds·
Use Facebook to promote your walk, through status updates, posting photos during the walk, making videos, sending messages and creating groups and event pages to encourage others to attend!
UK tax payers can make their donation go further. The government will give a further 25% of your donation to the charity, and it doesn’t cost you or your sponsors a thing. So remind all your tax paying sponsors to tick the gift aid box – this includes those who are giving cash or cheques, if they are using the sponsorship form. Without a declaration we won’t be able to claim the Gift Aid on donations towards your sponsorship!
Remember, HHUGS are here to help by sending you leaflets, collection buckets and sponsorship forms so you can kick start your fundraising!
How to send your sponsorship money to us:
Your own JustGiving, MuslimGiving or other fundraising pages If you have set up your own page, please send us the website address. Thereafter, there isn’t anything further you need to do as your donation page will transfer the money directly to HHUGS bank account.
Donate online www.hhugs.org.uk/donate or Cheque or Postal Orders should be made payable to ‘HHUGS’ with reference ‘Archery + your name’ and sent to: HHUGS, Office 36, 80-90 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8PN
Al Rayan Bank
Account No: 01269701
Sort Code: 30-00-83
Reference: “Archery” & your name
Send your sponsorship form to our address and transfer the money through any of the above methods.