Dare to trek Scafell Pike!

Towering at 978m high, the summit of Scafell Pike in the heart of the Lake District is England’s tallest mountain, making it a magnet for climbers and sightseers alike.

For those who undertake the climb and reach the summit, the sense of achievement is well deserved, and the effort is rewarded with magnificent views encompassing all four nations of The British Isles!

This is the perfect challenge for fit first-timers, so what are you waiting for?!

Dare to trek Scafell Pike!

Scafell Pike: The Details

Date: Sunday 29th May

Pick Up Point Time: Islamic Relief Bradford Volunteer Hub, 2 Legrams Terrace, Bradford, BD7 1LN

Pick Up Time: 7:30am

Registration Fee: £30

Registration Deadline: 18th March

Sponsorship Target: £300

Difficulty: This is a moderate to hard graded challenge. Training and preparation will be needed.

Safety: There will be both male and female guides on this trek

Afghanistan in Crisis

Millions of Afghans are on the verge of facing a catastrophic famine, and their lives are at stake. Afghanistan is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 27 years, and as a result food, water and supplies are extremely scarceDonate to the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal today and help our teams on the ground to get to those in most need.

The head of the World Food Programme has described the situation unfolding in Afghanistan as “the worst humanitarian crisis on earth”.

The situation is further compounded by a collapsing economy and rising poverty, and a harsh winter season already in sway – the situation is getting more desperate by the day.

22 million people – more than half of the population – are facing acute food insecurity in the next three months

Years of protracted conflict, the impact of Covid-19, the effects of climate change and now the current political turmoil, has pushed Afghanistan into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Millions of lives are at stake, and children are already dying of hunger. 

22 million people – more than half of the population – are facing acute food insecurity in the next three months

With rampant unemployment and food prices spiralling out of control, current projections show that 97 percent of Afghans will be in poverty within a year. More than 8 million people are just one step away from famine, 3 million children under five are expected to suffer from malnutrition, and 1 million of these children are at risk of dying.

Families have resorted to selling anything they have left of value, and tragically, children as young as five are being forced to work for more than twelve hours a day to afford their families a meal.

Afghans are being plunged deeper into poverty and as the harsh winter season approaches, there’s even more of a terrifying risk to the lives of millions of Afghans.  Without taking action now, there is a real risk of a famine in the next year.

We are facing a race against time and funds are rapidly needed to support vulnerable families by providing life-saving aid ahead of winter.

Sign up Now and support emergency relief in Afghanistan.

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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