Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Intro to the challenge!

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Inshallah this email finds you in the best of health and highest imaan.

I am inshallah going to be taking part in a charity cycle ride which involves cycling some 500KM from Edinburgh to Coventry in June. For a non cyclist this is a mountain of a task to undertake but inshallah one which I hope to accomplish with the help of Allah (SWT)! The objective of this ride is to raise money for Islamic Academy of Coventry ( for details please visit http://www.islamicacademycoventry.org/ ) so all monies raised will be used to support the academy. This academy is the first of its kind in Coventry and is a much needed learning institute aimed at teaching and supporting the community of Coventry as well as a youth club to cater for youngsters/teenagers.

The plug!: I would like to ask all brothers and sisters if they would kindly sponsor me for this ride. If you are working and have the means then please consider sponsoring me 10 pence for every mile I do (its 312 miles (500KM) so the maximum amount sponsored would be £31.20. I need to raise at least £1,000 and if I can get at least 34 people to sponsor me at 10p per mile then inshallah I can achieve this target!

I will have to pay my own expenses like the bike, B&B accommodation, food etc so your sponsorship would benefit the academy 100% and if you are a tax payer then your contribution can go that little further through Gift Aid. As you are well aware this sponsorship will benefit the academy but it will also benefit your hereafter for each person that learns/ benefits from the academy then you have a share in that inshallah.

I really hope that you will find it possible to sponsor me and put your name down on the list of sponsors. Please email me back to let me know so I can update the pledge form - I don't need to collect any money until after the ride in June (assuming get back!!!).

If you need any further information or would like to help in raising sponsorship please let me know.

Jazakallah Khair

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