HHUGS FIFA Mania Tournament
Have you got your game on? Welcome to the HHUGS FIFA Mania Tournament. You sign up – and with the click of a button you’ll have your own page to customise and share.
Simply set your target, tell everyone what you’re doing and ask them to sponsor you for a great cause.
For families who need support, you can be a game-changer. How much easier could it be? All you do is turn up, get your game on, compete with your mates and revel in the FIFA mania!
And at the end of it all, you’ll be bowled over by the staggering donations people give, and the vital funds you raise. You’re just a few games away from helping HHUGS families in distress on our doorstep!
How many people can take part in the tournament?
HHUGS FIFA Mania will be a 32 person tournament.
How can I take part?
Hit the sign up button. Then it’s up to you. Assign yourself to a team from any non-international league. Groups are then allocated using the following website to generate into groups (https://www.fifagenerator.com/). We will have 4 groups of 5 teams with the top 2 teams going through to the final. The teams will be randomly placed into groups to ensure it is a fair draw. Each player will then compete against the other teams in the group once each. The group stage matches will be played in one go and the Quarter Finals, Semi finals and final played the following weekend.
The semis and final will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live to get more traction and engagement.
The only essential is to let everyone know you’re taking on this challenge for a great cause, so they can donate and support you like the HHUGS Hero you are!
You must have a PS4 and be able to play online via PSN
When is it taking place?
The group stages and Quarter Finals will be taking place on Saturday 15th August 2020
Semis and Finals- Sunday 16th August 2pm (also Quarter Finals if not completed day before)
Where Is It Taking Place?
There’s no need to relax your social distancing, come out of isolation or put yourself at risk for this challenge! You can still change lives whilst staying home and staying safe, from the comfort of your own homes.
How long is the event?
3 hours from 2pm – 5pm
All games will have a duration of 6.5 minutes.
3 hours will allow for an over spill and gives a chance to play first knockout round of games that day if possible.
What is the minimum age?
We recommend that players are 13 years old at a minimum.
How much does it cost to register?
Each participant needs to pay a £5 registration fee. The registration fee is non-refundable.
How much sponsorship do I have to raise?
The fundraising target is a minimum of £100 per player. We are confident however that this is easily achievable with a little effort from you and support from us.
Can I set up a team page?
If you’d like to set up a team page, one member of the team can register in the team’s name or alternatively, each team member can register individually.
What happens if I win?
There will be a prize for winner of the tournament as well as the highest fundraiser. And it’s a good one!
How do I fundraise?
Easy. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you register to play in the tournament and will be added to our very own leader board system, the first gaming leaderboard to be created by any charity! To make it that much easier, we can even do that for you!
Once you’ve set your target, share the page with your friends, family and colleagues. It’ll have all the details of the challenge you’re taking on – and allows people to sponsor you and donate straight to HHUGS, quickly and easily online.
£100 may seem daunting at first, but it’s really as simple as getting 10 friends donating £10, or asking 20 friends to give £5.
If that seems a piece of cake, you can set your heights on £1000 – that can be achieved with just 20 friends donating £50.
Many novice fundraisers have doubted they could raise £100 but with sincere intentions, du’a and the help of Allah they went to raise £1000 in the space of a few days. Some went on to smash the target by raising £5000 or £10000!! So never underestimate what you can achieve!
We’re on hand to support and encourage you at every stage, and if you’re not a confident wordsmith, we can even provide template messages for you to share if you’re short of ideas. Remember to use all means at your disposal to share your page – WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and SMS. Some even made videos to encourage people, and got their parents and children to compete with them in the process! Whether you’re a novice or an experienced fundraiser, this method is tried and tested.
The good thing is there are so many ways to raise funds and Muslims are usually more generous during the best days of the year, the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah! So, this challenge is going to be easy inshaAllah.
Here are a few tips:
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. You could even create your own fundraising team to help you spread the word!
Level up your profile – Add an image, complete your story and set your event date.
Kick-start your fundraising by donating to yourself. It’s a great way to begin your fundraising!
Gather your squad: Ask your mates to join you in the challenge or rally them round to cheer you on (and make a donation or two).
Set a target: Aim high and keep your friends and family updated on how close you are to reach your goal!
Spread the word. Once your page has been created you can share it with your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. You can also share it via a SMS message, e-mailing your contacts, or sending a WhatsApp and Telegram broadcast to your friends and family. Don’t forget to share it on any groups that you’re on.
You can also share it on your story on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram.
Change your profile picture on all your social media platforms to our very own fundraiser avatar. You can even add it to your email signature! And of course don’t forget the old fashioned way of speaking to friends and family on the phone too!
Let everyone know when the countdown to your epic challenge has begun by using our social media badges and sharing your page on your social media channels.
Use social media to promote your tournament through status updates, posting photos during the game, making videos, sending messages and creating groups and event pages to encourage others to attend!
Think of fun ways to help donations roll in and the hours will fly by. Ask your mates what dare they’d like you to do in exchange for a donation. Shave your head for charity!
Ask for help! Don’t be afraid to ask for tips from other fundraisers on our WhatsApp groups or asking staff for ways to energise donors if you find you’re getting stuck.
Here are some other ways to help:
Get your fundraising matched by a colleague, workplace or friend·
Contact your local press and radio stations with your fundraising·
Contact local businesses for their support by asking them to sponsor you·
We can send you a Charity Collection Penny Box which you can place at home or work if you’re back in the office, and even at the till of your local take away (with permission!). Order yours now at hhugs.org.uk/pennybox.
Even if a lot of events have ceased, you can still contact your ISOC, School, Scouts groups and others to get involved to support your fundraising.
Remember, HHUGS are here to help so you can kick start your fundraising!
Can I fundraise offline?
Of course you can. If people have given you your sponsor money in cash, or made a bank transfer to you, and you want us to add this to your page, simply pay it in yourself. Alternatively you can simply click “Add cash donation” and we’ll be in touch to verify your offline donation before it is added to your page. You can send a cheque with your completed sponsorship form to:
43 Berkeley Square,
What if I don’t reach my target?
We’re confident that after Allah’s help, with a bit of effort and with our support you can easily meet your target. And if you don’t manage to, for whatever reason, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts and intentions in the best days of the year.
What is Gift Aid and does it really matter?
Make every £1 worth 25p more at no extra cost to you. It’s just a little box to tick but Gift Aid makes a huge difference when it comes to how much money we can raise to support families in the need right here in the UK.
To be eligible to add Gift Aid to your donation, you must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax then the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all donations made in that tax year it’s your responsibility to pay any difference. The government will give a further 25% of your donation to the charity, and it doesn’t cost you or your sponsors a thing.
This option will be there on your fundraising page, but if you could mention it to your sponsors, you could help raise much more money to support families torn apart by national security measures. Find out more about Gift Aid here.
What happens to the money I raise?
The money you raise will help provide pastoral, practical and financial support to families who need it most – women, children and elderly parents of detainees, whose lives have been torn apart following the trauma of a raid.
FIFA Maniacs Change Lives
At HHUGS we know raids can literally tear families apart. That’s why we’re here, helping families whose lives have been devastated by detention to find their feet amidst the chaos, at a time when the rest of the community have often abandoned them. Every penny raised by HHUGS FIFA Maniacs like you will allow sisters like Nazia to keep a roof over her head and will mean her children don’t go hungry.
“HHUGS came and picked me up at a time when I really thought I would end up sitting outside a branch of Tesco begging. Once I left the hostel, I feared I would wind up homeless and it was exactly then when HHUGS came and stood by me with the support I needed. Their support means I can keep a roof over my head, pay my council tax and cover my grocery expenses with monthly shopping vouchers. If you truly want to store great reward for your hereafter, come together to support HHUGS in every way you possibly can.”
Read Nazia’s story
You might have struggled with the lockdown this year but it’s easy to forget that many families in our midst live like this all year round. You can make a difference to families for whom social distancing and isolation is a norm.
HHUGS is the only UK registered charity currently supporting over 225 families – that’s more than 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.
Your fundraising can transform lives
Find out what we can do with the money you raise.
£50 could unite children with their father by facilitating a prison visit.
£100 could pay for a family’s utility bills.
£250 could provide food and basic necessities for a sister and her children for a month.
£500 could protect a family from eviction and provide them with a roof over their head, security and protection from the elements.
Jazaakum Allahu khaira for donating. You will make a huge difference to the lives of people.
I no longer want to take part?
Get in touch by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 733 2104 if you can no longer take part. I’m afraid that we will not be able to refund your registration fee or the people who have already donated to support you.
Below are all the tools you need to shout about your FIFA MANIA challenge to raise awareness and, of course, funds.
Social media badges
Download these images ast them on social media to promote your challenge and update your mates on your fundraising. Make sure you include a link to your FIFA MANIA profile.
Download and add the frame to your profile picture on social media.
Download and add the image to your email signature.
Use the sponsorship form to record any cash or offline donations you receive that you want to add to your target. That way we can claim the Gift Aid too.
What should I do if I’ve forgotten my username and password?
Click here https://www.hhugs.org.uk/my-account/lost-password/ if you’ve forgotten your password on our sign up page. Follow the instructions on the email you receive to reset your password.
Still having trouble? Please contact us at [email protected] for help logging into your account.