HHUGS Toubkal Trek
We’ve ventured to the most renowned mountains in the UK – now for the first time HHUGS heads overseas, as we fly to Morocco for our most breathtaking adventure yet: a 4 day-long trek of Mount Toubkal.
Ascend to the roof of North Africa and experience stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and the Saharah Desert. Reaching the summit at 4167m above sea level and taking in the jaw dropping scenery, this exhilarating and rewarding challenge will leave you with an unforgettable feeling – all safe in the knowledge that every pound raised will provide support to families impacted by national security measures in the UK.
Flights, accommodation, English speaking mountain guide, and meals inclusive
We will be leaving on Friday 21st of September and returning on Monday 24th September. The trek will take place at Mount Toubkal in Morocco. At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. It is a non-technical summit requiring only a reasonable degree of fitness and determination.
Toubkal (often called Jabal Toubkal) is easily reached from Marrakech and lays at the heart of a network of trekking trails that offer striking high altitude mountain scenery, lush valleys and relatively untouched Berber communities. Toubkal is climbable year round, albeit in winter, from Nov – May, snow settles above 3000m and crampons and ice axes are required.
Flying from the UK… Marrakech has an international airport (RAK) which is serviced by several airlines flying direct from the UK. The flight time is around 3.5hours. On average it takes around an hour to clear airport security and then around 15 – 20 minutes to drive to the Medina or 1 – 1.5 hours to reach the Atlas Mountains.
From the South East:
Gatwick: Easy Jet, British Airways, Royal Air Maroc &Thomson
Stansted: Ryanair & Easy Jet
From the South West:
Bristol: Easy Jet
From the Midlands:
From the North:
Manchester: Easy Jet and Thomson
Flights have been booked for Friday 21st September leaving from London Gatwick
This challenge is open to men only, and all participants must be aged 18 and above with a passport valid for 6 months.
The whole experience will last 4 days but the trek itself will take about 15 hours over 2 days
Due to the higher intensity of the challenge than previous ones, we ask that people have at least done Snowdon, or the equivalent, before. Alternatively you should be able to do at least two 40 minute intense physical activities per week.
£2500, 75% of which must be raised by August 21st
The registration fee is £300 and must be paid by August 21st
About 3.5 hours
No, we will all be leaving together.
The accommodation is basic, camping or dorm rooms in mountain huts, so don’t come expecting luxury!
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office check www.gov.uk/travelaware
Yes, there will be a number of experienced guides on hand in each group to guide you.
We will leave Marrakech on 24th September and we aim to arrive in London by —-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org· 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 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 ‘Sports Day + 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: “Skydive” & your name
Send your sponsorship form to our address and transfer the money through any of the above methods.