Take on Box Hill!

Discover spectacular views of South Downs in Surrey, a quick daytrip from London!

Beginning at the lovely Victorian station of Box Hill and Westhumble you will climb up to the peak of Box Hill following the Stepping Stones path. We’ll enjoy the stunning and famous views before coming down and crossing the River Mole.

Take on this family friendly adventure challenge this Summer!

Box Hill Challenge: The Details

Date: Saturday 20th August

Location: Box Hill, Zig Zag road, Surrey, KT20 7LB

Meet Up Time: 11:00am

Registration Fee: £15

Registration Deadline: 2nd July

Sponsorship Target: £100

Difficulty: This challenge is graded as easy. Appropriate for families.

The Cause: Bangladesh Floods

Communities in Sylhet and Sunamganj have been deluged.

Heavy monsoon rains over the past few days have led to rivers bursting their banks, cutting off around 2 million people in northeast Bangladesh. Many families are stranded and could run out of food within days.

Communities in low-lying areas in Sylhet and Sunamganj have been deluged. Homes and schools as well as vital infrastructure such as power supply lines, water sources and roads are all damaged or underwater. Many people have been affected by floods for the second time in a month, after severe flooding also struck the region in mid-May.

Vital infrastructure has been destroyed

When floods strike, vulnerable children, women, men, and elders are cut off from life-saving medicine, vital communication, and transport. Thousands of toilets and tube wells have already been destroyed, and without adequate sanitation and shelter, many are even more vulnerable to the spread of disease.

Without vital aid and intervention, so many will continue to suffer beyond the crisis. Hundreds of educational institutions have either been closed, or submerged by the devastating floods the future of education for so many is now at risk or gone completely.

What’s more, the looming of an ongoing global hunger crisis which has already engulfed parts of the world threatens to worsen the unfolding situation in Bangladesh. The department of Agricultural Extensions district office confirms that the rising water levels have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of seedbeds and summer vegetables. The people of the region may now face starvation without our help, please donate now.

Bangladesh floods: Islamic Relief teams are responding

You have the power to help prevent the further suffering of those facing the floods in Bangladesh right now. Islamic Relief has been working in Bangladesh for over 20 years, and is responding now. As well as hiring boats to reach stranded people, we will be distributing food, water purification and hygiene items.

By signing up to the Box Hill change for the Bangladesh Floods Appeal, you can provide a lifeline to the thousands of children, women, men, and elders who without our help, will face a life without their fundamental needs, let alone their livelihoods, homes and precious belongings.

Sign up Now and support Bangladesh.

Fundraising Ideas*

Smarties: Buy 20 tubes of Smarties and give them to 20 of your friends. Your one condition? Once they’ve enjoyed the Smarties, they return the tubes back to you filled with as many £1 coins as they can collect in a week. You’d be surprised how much you can raise using this tactic!

Bake Sale: A true classic. How about adding a theme to your fundraiser depending on the cause you’re raising for? E.g. a blue theme if you’re fundraising to provide clean water. Or you could really go for it, sell other homemade delights alongside your delicious baked goods like milkshakes, smoothies or classic desserts (trifle, cake & custard etc.).

Car Wash: Probably the most fun thing you could do, and all you need is water, a bucket, a sponge and some car shampoo. You could do this at your school or workplace, or you could even ask a local business to let you use their grounds/car park. Try make it more interesting by doing it in fancy dress and get your family and friends in on all the fun!

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*Please follow government guidelines for your locality in light of the coronavirus pandemic 

Pay in donations collected

You can quickly and easily pay in the money you’ve fundraised offline through the pay-in portal.

Just remember to use the same details you used to register for your challenge in the ‘your details’ section on the pay-in portal so we can allocate the money towards your fundraising target.

Questions?

Email us on challenges@islamic-relief.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We’re here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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