Snowdon in the Snow

Snowdon in the Snow

Fundraising Mountain Trek, Saturday 24th November 2018

 

On this page you'll find all the essential information you'll need to sign up for this awesome sponsored trek up Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in England and Wales.

 

 

Fundraising target: £250

 

Registration fee: £30

 

Causes: donations will be split equally between two UK registered charities and their respective causes

  • Ebrahim College's Musab ibn Umair Scholarship Fund to educate and train the next generation of UK scholars
  • Islamic Help's Education for Syrian children (refugees living in Jordan)
  • Scroll down for more information on the charities and causes

 

 

For further details please see information below, or refer to the FAQs section. You will also need to read and agree to the Ts&Cs section of this website. If you still require support after this you can contact Kamal on 07854 508 857 or Naeem on 07859 830 549.

 

HOW TO FUNDRAISE ONLINE

 

It takes two simple steps to set up a JustGiving.com fundraising page online, and share it with all your contacts.

 

  1. Go to justgiving.com/islamichelp and log in with your exisitng JustGiving account, create a new one or log in with Facebook. Click on fundraise for us, then click Doing your own thing/personal challenge and on the Tell us about your event page select Choose a fundraising page address that's easy to remember, such as then click Create your page. You can then edit your page to make it as unique as you are, so that your donors will help you exceed your target, insha-Allah! Please don't forget to set your fundraising target to £280 and pay your £30 registration fee into your own page.

  1. Then go to justgiving.com/teams/tsqseason6 and click join the team. This will help provide a huge amount of motivation to reach that fundraising target!

 

That’s all there it is to it!

 

 

ITINERARY

 

The draft itinerary at the moment looks like this (all timings are approximate and subject to change at short notice):

 

Friday 23rd November 2018

9pm - Meet at Ebrahim College, 80-82 Greenfield Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1EJ.

Briefing, equipment check, board coach

11pm - depart from Ebrahim Colleage for Mount Snowdon

 

Saturday 24th November

Service stops will be kept to a minimum en route

7am - arrive at Snowdon (Electric Mountain Car Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UR). Pray Fajr, warm up, final briefing, and safety checks

9am - start climb

1pm(approx) reach summit, take group photos and begin descent. Zuhr and Asr can be combined on descent (tayyamum can be performed in place of wudu)

4pm - finish trek, change, debrief, combine Maghrib and Isha, board coach

5pm - depart from Snowdon

 

Sunday 25th November

1am - (approx) arrive at EC

 

 

EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING LIST

 

ESSENTIAL ITEMS (YOU CANNOT TREK WITHOUT THESE)

  • Trekking boots/shoes - waterproof, ankle support, thick rubber sole with good grip. Prices start from as little as £22 for walking boots and £18 for walking shoes. Timberland type of boots are also ok.
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket.
  • Thin thermal base layers
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof rucksack (approximately 20 litre)
  • 1.5-2 litre bottle of water/energy drink
  • Sandwich/packed lunch
  • Portable charger and leads

 

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

  • Energy bars/tablets
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Change of footwear and comfortable clothes (for coach journey)
  • Khuffain (leather socks) or other waterproof socks. (For your own comfort, make sure your toenails are clipped short a day or two before before the trek!)
  • Neck cushion, ear plugs, eye mask, light blanket
  • Large wet wipes, deodorant, essential toiletries
  • Reading book

 

*** Please note, abaya and thobes can be worn provided you also wear waterproof trousers and jacket. However, for practical reasons these are not recommended.***

 

 

INFORMATION ON THE CHARITIES AND CAUSES AND CLOTHING LIST

 

Ebrahim College was founded in 2003 and teaches approximately 3000 students per annum. Their commitment to educating the Ummah includes:

  • Running The ‘Alimiyyah Programme - a four-year, multi-disciplinary, undergraduate level programme in Arabic, Shari’ah, Theology, and various aspects of the humanities.
  • The Dawrah al-Hadith Programme - Masters Programme.
  • A Postgraduate programme for graduates and Imams.
  • A research centre - the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE).
  • The College also runs around 60-70 courses a term for adults of all ages covering all aspects of Islam and Muslim life.

 

Musab ibn Umair Fund (Scholarship):

Supports students who can’t afford the cost of their studies in two categories. Non Zakah funds - used to grant scholarships & bursaries to students whose financial circumstances do not qualify them to receive Zakah but it is clear that they still require financial assistance to be able to study. Zakah funds - used to grant scholarships and bursaries to students who legally qualify to receive zakah.

 

It would be impossible for these students to study without this support. Donors who contribute to this fund will receive the reward for every nugget of knowledge these students receive, every Qur’anic verse and prophetic Hadith studied and learnt will be your legacy and will be recorded in your book of deeds inn shaa Allah. What’s more some of the grantees/scholars are in their final year of their studies and will graduate this year beginning their journey of leadership and service to the community.

 

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