Dare to Skydive 10,000ft!

Soar high above the ground and take in the stunning views of the British countryside as you freefall for 30 seconds at 125mph!

Dare to reach new heights and take on this 10,000ft tandem skydive in aid of providing water for life for communtiies in Mali!

The Details

Dates: 25th June 2022

Meeting Point: North London Skydiving Centre, PE15, 0PL

Registration Fee: £150

Minimum Sponsorship: £500

Registration Deadline: 5th June 2022

The Cause: Micro Dams in Mali

Micro dams are a great way to capture and store water for agricultural and domestic use. At Islamic Relief, we have constructed micro dams in Mali to ensure rainwater is stored for even longer, which can then be used by local farmers to irrigate their crops. This has subsequently improved food security and income diversification for vulnerable people.

In rural parts of Mali for example, many households face food insecurity due to harsh environmental conditions and the effects of climate change. However, micro dams – which are constructed using local materials – collect rainfall during the wet season ensuring that communities have an ongoing water source. The micro dam, therefore, provides drinking points for cattle, water for domestic consumption and irrigation.

Offering a sustainable water supply, our previous micro dam projects have increased agricultural productivity and allowed communities to adapt to the negative effects of climate change and fight food insecurity over the long-term. What’s more, women have become increasingly engaged within their communities, engaging in production, whilst young people are no longer forced to leave their homes and migrate to outside areas to earn a living.

Get involved and Dare to Dive for Water.

Provide Water For Life

Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.

When we build a water system, we ensure communities have a sustainable source of clean water for years to come. We recognise the risk of drought, displacement and disease and with over thirty years of expertise we know that simply drilling wells and installing water pumps cannot solve the water crisis.

We bypass short-term interventions and high running costs to instead provide long-term sustainable solutions; installing irrigation systems, building water tanks, training communities, distributing hygiene kits and rehabilitating viable water systems.

By signing up to this challenge, you will help us to provide men, women and children clean and safe water, an essential we all take for granted..

Sign up now and help save lives. 

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 

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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