“Charity” and “Habitat for Humanity” means Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, a charity registered no. 1043641 of 10 The Grove, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QP
“Event” means the Habitat for Humanity Hope Challenge 2019
“Event Organisers” means Across The Divide Limited (ATD), company registration no. 3279836, of Jubilee House, Fore Street, Thorncombe, Nr Chard, Somerset TA20 4PP. ATD is acting as the Charity’s sub-contractor in relation to the Event.
“Global Village Build (Build)” means: A team event comprising a minimum of twelve volunteers to work with the local community to build or renovate homes on a Habitat for Humanity site abroad. Participants will work with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain partners in the host country to build/renovate decent homes. Some teams may also work on incremental and innovative housing solutions such as water and sanitation programmes or community initiatives. The work teams do onsite is based on the needs of the project and the stage that construction work has reached. The work will depend on the nature of the country programme and the stage that the building/renovation programme has reached at the time of your participation in the Global Village Build.
“Hope Champions” means: the team deemed most successful by the Hope Challenge judges, against Hope Challenge scoring criteria and therefore named ultimate winners of the 2019 Hope Challenge
“Participant” means the named person on the official registration form
“Team” means the 4 to 6 Participants who enter as one group with the intention of undertaking and completing the Event together
“Terms and Conditions” means the terms and conditions set out below.
“Website” means www.hopechallenge.org.uk
1. EVENT REGISTRATION
a). The Hope Challenge 2019 is an outdoor team challenge and fundraising event (“the Event”) to be held in the Peak District on 28-30th June 2019.
b). It is organised and delivered for Habitat for Humanity (“the Charity”) by ATD (“the Event Organisers”) with the intention of raising funds for the Charity. Your contract is with the Charity.
c). The Event shall start and finish in the Hope Valley of the Derbyshire Peak District.
d). Only persons aged 18 years or above as at the date of registration may register for the Event.
e). The relevant date for registrations shall be the date the Charity sends confirmation to the Participant. The Charity is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, or delayed computer/Internet transmissions or other errors or malfunctions of any kind which may prevent receipt by the Charity of a registration.
f). After clearance of the £300 entry fee for a Team, and the collation of registrations from all named Participants in a particular Team, the Participant and Team shall receive confirmation from the Charity. No refunds of amounts raised or entry fee paid shall be provided should a Participant or Team fail to take part in the Event, for any other reason save in exceptional circumstances as determined by the Charity in their absolute discretion.
g). Participants shall receive an official Event t-shirt in their event pack by post. All necessary logistical information to support their preparations for the event will be available on the Website.
h). Teams entering the Event commit to fundraise for the Charity and set themselves a goal of £3,000. This figure is a required figure though participants are encouraged to raise as much money as possible for the Charity.
i). If at any time it is discovered that any Participant or Team should have been ineligible to participate in the Event (or if participation in the Event should have been refused for any reason whatsoever) the Charity reserve the right to disqualify from/refuse entry to such Participant or Team to the Event. Further, the Charity reserve the right to reject at any time any application which it believes to be fraudulent. The Charity and Event Organiser shall not be liable in any way to the Participant or Team as a result of any such disqualification or refusal.
j). If any provision in the Terms and Conditions, whether in full or in part, is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other remaining provisions (in full or in part) shall continue to be valid and enforceable. The Terms and Conditions shall be subject to English law and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
2. THE EVENT
a). The Event will start at on 28th of June 2019 and finish on 30th June 2019 in a base camp in the Hope Valley. Confirmed timings will be published on the Website ahead of the Event.
b). The Charity reserves the right to change the time, date and/or venue and format of the Event and to cancel the Event, in whole or in part, without notice or liability to Participant or Team.
c). The Participant and Team agrees to abide by the rules, instructions, regulations and decisions published and displayed from time to time by the Charity or given on the weekend of the Event by event marshals, officials and police.
d). The Charity reserve the rights to refuse entry to the Event (or to disqualify from the Event) any registered Participant or Team not abiding by the instructions given to them by the Event Organisers.
e). The Charity will provide food and drinks for the Participants throughout the event. Participants should bring a small amount of cash for incidental snack food and drink purchases during the Event.
f). The Event stage times and point scoring for each Team on the Event can only be recorded if the Participant and their Team abide by the stage rules and Event Organiser’s and Charity’s instructions at all times.
g). No drugs, illegal substances, performance enhancing substances or intoxicants of any kind are permitted to be brought to the venue or used by any Participant either before or during participation in the Event. The Event Organiser and the Charity reserves the right to refuse attendance at, or participation in, the Event by any persons found to have consumed or to have in their possession any drugs, illegal substances, or performance enhancing substances of any kind.
h). There will be a bar available at specific times during the Event, for the sale of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to Participants. The Event Organiser has sole discretion as to the opening and closing times of the bar, and their word is final on these timings. The Event Organiser and the Charity reserves the right to refuse attendance at, or participation in, the Event by any persons found, in their opinion, to have consumed excess alcohol.
i). The Participant hereby grants and convey unto the Charity all right, title, and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by the Charity during the participants work for the Charity, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. The Event Organisers will seek explicit permission from the Charity to use all photographic images and video or audio recordings of Participants obtained during the Event.
3. EVENT PARTICIPATION – PARTICIPANT’S DECLARATION
a). In submitting a registration for the Event, the Participant and the Team fully accept, and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
b). The Participant acknowledges that participation in and training for the Event involves potentially dangerous physical activity and inherent risks and dangers of accidents, personal injury (including death) and loss or damage to property. By completing and submitting the Registration Form the Participant confirms that, to the best of their knowledge, they are healthy and fit to take part, they understand and have considered and evaluated the nature, scope and extent of the risks involved, and voluntarily and freely choose to assume these risks (except where any such personal and bodily injury, including death, is caused by the negligence of the Event Organisers or any of their employees). The Participant further understands that the Charity reserves the right to refuse Participant’s attendance at, and/or participation in, the Event.
c). The Participant acknowledges that any medical information submitted during registration, where deemed necessary, may be used to treat or otherwise assist the Participant as a result of illness or injury at the Event. The Event Organisers and the Charity shall not be under any obligation whatsoever to process, analyse, or otherwise take action on, such information either during or after the registration process. The Event Organisers and the Charity will not distribute and/or sell medical information submitted by the participant to third parties and will not use the medical information in any way other than in relation to treating illness or injury at the Event. The Participant undertakes and agrees to inform the Charity of any change in their medical condition from the date of registration up to and until the start of the Event. Personal data submitted during registration will be retained by Charity and will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation.
d). The Event Organisers carry Event Operators Liability Insurance, but do not provide any insurance, whether life or medical or liability, for any illness, accident, injury, death, loss or damage that may arise in connection with the attendance at, and/or participation in the Event by each Participant. The Participant is advised to obtain such personal insurance themselves if required.
e). Subject to clause 3 (f), the Event Organisers shall take all reasonable steps to assess the safety and suitability of the Event location prior to the Event. The Event Organisers shall also arrange for the availability of an appropriate number of first aid and medical personnel according to the nature of the Event. The Participant hereby authorises such medical personnel (both on-site or on-call) to administer first aid treatment or any medical treatment to the Participant or to transport the Participant in the event of any illness, accident or injury suffered by the Participant in connection with his/her participation in the Event, but shall not be liable for such treatment or transportation by such third party. The Participant shall be responsible for any medical or transport expenses specifically incurred in connection with any illness, accident or injury sustained or occurring in connection with participation in and/or attendance at the Event.
f). The Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
I. Subject to clause 3(f)IV below, the Participant shall:
- fully indemnify and keep the Event Organisers and the Charity fully indemnified from and against all liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings, loss, damage, costs or expenses suffered or incurred by the Participant; and
- irrevocably hold harmless, indemnify and reimburse the Event Organisers and the Charity from and for any sum, costs or expenses (including legal and professional fees) incurred, payable or paid by the Event Organisers to any person (including the Participant’s insurers) in connection with any accident, loss, damage or injury (including death) arising out of the Participant’s attendance at, participation in, or training for, the Event.
II. Subject to clause 3(f)IV below, the Event Organisers shall not be responsible for any losses the Participant suffers as a result of the Event Organisers’ breach unless such losses were reasonably foreseeable to both the Participant and the Event Organisers as at the date of the Participant’s registration for the Event. For the avoidance of doubt, the Event Organiser will not be liable to the Participant in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise in connection with the Event for loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings or loss of data); or goodwill or reputation; or any special or indirect or consequential losses; for any personal injury to or death of the Participant;
III. Subject to clause 3(f)IV below, the Event Organiser’s liability to the Participant shall in any event be limited to the refund of the Participants entry fee.
IV. Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall affect the Event Organiser’s and Charity’s liability:
- for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Event Organisers or a deliberate act or omission of the Event Organisers, its employees or agents;
- for breach of statutory duty;
- for fraudulent misrepresentation; or
- to the extent that liability cannot be excluded or limited by law.
g). Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall affect any statutory rights to which the Participant may be entitled to as a consumer
a). The winning Hope Challenge team (Hope Champions) will be announced on the 29th June 2019
b). The First Prize will be the opportunity for the Hope Champions to take part in a Habitat for Humanity Great Britain Global Village build. With flights, accommodation and transport costs covered by Hope Challenge Prize sponsor COINS
c). Neither Habitat for Humanity nor COINS will accept liability for any incidental additional costs incurred by the Hope Champions in preparation for, during, or after their Global Village build
d). The number of places offered on the Global Village build will correspond to the number of members in the winning Hope Challenge Team
e). In the event that a Hope Champions team member is unable to participate in the Global Village build, Habitat for Humanity will allow the team’s employer to identify a suitable replacement team member from within their employee base to attend in his or her place.
f). The Hope Champions must have booked their Global Village build within 12 months or the prize may be withdrawn. All team members or replacement team members must participate in the same Global Village build and must be employed within the company at the time the Global Village build taking place
g). The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision.
h). Habitat for Humanity Great Britain reserves the right to award additional prizes during or at the end of the Competition.
i). The Hope Champions may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the Competition and shall participate in such activity on Habitat for Humanity GB’s reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by Habitat for Humanity GB, both before and after the closing date for an unlimited time, the winning teams; images, photographs and names for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and films, and on the internet, including any websites hosted by Habitat for Humanity GB) and in advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the Hope Challenge, all entrants consent to the same.
Registration fee: Once you decide to join Hope Challenge (HC) you must confirm your place on the event by submitting a non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee to Habitat for Humanity Great Britain (HFHGB). The process to pay for the registration fee is as follows:
A team pays a flat registration fee of £300 for a team of 4-6 people, and then commits to fundraise a minimum of £3,000 – i.e. the average cost of 2 Habitat homes.
Submitting fundraising payments: All payments towards HC must be made in sterling to HFHGB. The event code ‘GBGBSP17003’, participant’s name, and team name must be used as a reference.
- Credit and debit card payments: Your supporters can donate directly to your fundraising page using their credit or debit card. Alternatively, you can make a credit card payment by phoning +44(0)1753 313539
- Bank transfers: You can make a bank transfer payment by phoning +44(0)1753 313539
- Fundraising: On registration you will be sent a web link to set up your team fundraising page. When supporters donate through your team fundraising page it will be automatically credited to your team. Please note: donations may take up to a week to appear on our systems.
Acknowledging donations: Donors who contribute through your team fundraising page will receive an acknowledgement of their donation via email. We urge all participants to thank their donors personally.
Matching gifts: Some employers offer matching gifts schemes.
- Matching gifts can be used to contribute towards your HC fundraising balance.
- Enquire with your matching gift programme contact or human resources to see if HC is eligible under the matching gift policy.
- Request that the employer includes the HC event code and participant’s name with the matching gift payment.
- Notify HFHGB if requesting matching gift funds. Please note that matching gifts payments need to be received 14 days before the event in order to be applied towards your fundraising balance.
Funds raised in addition to the minimum fundraising target: The primary purpose of HC is to raise funds in order to address critical shelter needs around the world. We do not roll additional funds over to any events organised by HFHGB. We do not reimburse payments paid by participants when maximum obligations are exceeded. Any additional funds raised beyond the minimum fundraising target will support our programmes worldwide.
You may cancel at any time by giving us written notice by post or e-mail.
If you cancel, HFHGB will retain the Registration Fee in full and will not be liable to make any refunds of amounts raised. The sums will be used to meet HFHGB’s current obligations and donations shall be treated in accordance with clause A below.
Any cancellation (or refund) decision of HFHGB is final. HFHGB does not provide cancellation insurance, therefore you may wish to inquire about purchasing your own cancellation insurance.
If Habitat for Humanity Great Britain must cancel: On occasions, we have to change or cancel events and reserve the right to do so at any time. We may cancel the event, for instance if it is considered to be unviable or there are safety or security concerns.
If we cancel or you cancel pursuant to your right to do so following a major change by us, we will pay you reasonable compensation if appropriate except where (i) the cancellation is because the number of persons who agree to participate in the event is less than the minimum number required or (ii) the cancellation arises due to reasons of force majeure.
Within one week of cancellation you must send to HFHGB any money held by you that is donated by third parties together with details of the donors. Unless third party donations are expressly conditional on you completing the event, they will be treated as unrestricted donations to HFHGB and retained by HFHGB. For any donations that are expressly conditional on you completing the event, HFHGB will, so far as reasonably practical, seek the permission of the relevant donors to retain the donations, despite cancellation. If such a donor does not give permission, HFHGB shall return the donation to the donor. If a donor cannot be contacted after making reasonable efforts, HFHGB shall retain the donation.
For more information please refer to our full Terms and Conditions.
Code of Conduct
- No cars will be permitted up to Base Camp except in an emergency.
- While walking around the Peak District stick to the public rights of way and footpaths.
- Ensure that all gates are shut once you pass through them.
- Care should be taken not to damage the site and surrounding locality.
- Clean up all rubbish and don’t leave anything behind (including pieces of your shelter).
- Use biodegradable soap and shampoo in the showers as this will drain into the earth.
- Do not trespass.
- Noise will be kept to a minimum after 23:00 so as not to disturb other participants.
- No camp fires.
- No excessive drinking (the event organisers reserve the right to prohibit participants deemed to have drunk in excess from participating in the challenge events.)
- Please keep your shelter, including guy ropes, inside your allocated area and away from other participant’s shelters.
Hope Challenge is set in the Peak District, a National park that should be respected accordingly. Please take note that the Country Code (1981) and the Countryside Code (2004) should be observed throughout the duration of Hope Challenge.
The Country Code (1981)
- Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
- Guard against all risk of fire
- Fasten all gates
- Keep your dogs under close control
- Keep to public paths across farmland
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
- Take your litter home
- Help to keep all water clean
- Protect wildlife, plants and trees
- Take special care on country roads
- Make no unnecessary noise
The Countryside Code (2004)
- Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
- Keep dogs under close control
- Consider other people