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University of Essex Climbing Club

A project by: Hamza Kazmi



from 22 donors

This project received donations on Fri 16 Mar 2018
Help the Climbing Club continue to provide remarkable outdoor rock climbing trips

A short summary of your project

The University of Essex Climbing Club is fundraising £500 to buy additional gear for outdoor natural rock, allowing our members to take on new challenges such as climbing longer routes on multi-pitch cliffs.

Who we are?

The Rock Climbing Club at the University of Essex is a community which allows students from different cultural backgrounds come together and experience something different. We use the indoor rock wall at the Sports Centre at the University to practise every day . Very often we travel to different parts of the UK to explore the outdoors, where we camp and climb on natural rocks. These are some of the most exciting trips we do throughout the year.

We don’t have any divisions; we welcome all students of all levels to be part of our big family.

our story

Rock climbing is a unique sport that can be a gateway for people into outdoor pursuits and is a lot of fun. We are a friendly club of mixed ages and abilities who welcomes new members.

Outdoor rock climbing can be vastly different depending on the various trips across the UK that we do. Some of the trips we did regularly include the Peak District which is the Annual Freshers Trip, Yorkshire, Avon, etc. These trips allow our members to bond, and develop tight friendships as well as welcome new members into our Climbing Family. I started Climbing myself in September 2013 and I can surely say that the club has helped me develop a lot over the last 4 years.Without their welcoming atmosphere and regular activities, I would not have the chance to meet so many new people and make some great friendships.

By contributing to our crowdfund project, you can be part of the UECC legacy of providing new outdoor equipment which will guarantee the safety of our members for a long time. Climbing equipment, especially outdoor one gets worn out and becomes unsafe very quickly and this is why we need your help!

where will the money go?

All money donated will be used to fund new equipment for outdoor rock climbing and camping. Currently the club has an insufficient amount of resources to support our members to camp. We believe that rather than members having to buy their own equipment the Club should provide this for them. So here's how we are going to spend all money raised:

  • x2 70m rope > £150-170 approx
  • 4 person Tent - £25 = (3 for £75)*
  • 6 pack (£52) (x2) Quickdraws for Lead Climbing - £104

*Go Outdoors have regular SALE thus a tent which would be more of use for multiple people can be cheap & we could have the capacity to buy more than one.

Our minimum funding is £400 which allows us to get the basics of outdoor equipment; if we go over the minimum then we shall think of purchasing multiples of each item to allow as many students as possible to try climbing.


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Help us succeed!

We would be grateful for anyone who’s willing to make a donation, but please do share this project to all your friends, family and colleagues. Sharing is FREE & it would make a huge impact for our campaign.

Anything small or large will be a fantastic contribution, and you will forever be part of the UECC Family. We would love to meet you at one of our sessions and help you get into this fantastic sport & be part of the BEST SPORTS CLUB at the University of Essex!