This is Durhamstrang, the first team of DUQC. We recently placed second at the Northern Cup in the UK, and this means we're heading to EQC come April.
However, Durham is a bit far from anywhere, and our players bank accounts have already been drained all but dry travelling to various tournaments and fixtures over the season (and indeed last season). So it is to you, the quidditch community, that we turn in our time of need.
Flights: ~£100 per player
Accommodation: ~£30-35 per night, per player
Travel to and from both airports: variable
Our players will of course incur some of the costs themselves, but our aim is to at a minimum cover the cost of flights for 18 players (though we may end up taking a larger squad than this) via various fundraising exercises.
DISCLAIMER: If we do not reach a sufficient level of funding, or if we otherwise choose to decline our EQC spot we will not be issuing refunds. Hopefully you'll be happy with your perk regardless, and the money raised will be put back into the club to help us (and our second team, the Direwolves) travel to other fixtures throughout the season.
The Direwolves. Aren't they adorable?
Please note that no perk factors in shipping costs - we will be distributing perks at upcoming tournaments (BQC, EQC or, if it comes to it, World Cup). If you require your perk to be shipped or given to a friend to deliver to you, please email us at [email protected]
A handwritten note from us to you
A surprise shoebox
As a thank you for each amount raised, various members of Durhamstrang will perform the forfeits below for your entertainment:
£200 = Jackie, Jade, Livia, Marcus, Ollie and several others in Durhamstrang will wear silly face tattoos to the next fixture (including cupcakes, teddy bears and sparkly smileys)
£290 = Robbie and Ollie will indulge in some leg waxing
£420 = Zack, Jackie, Robbie, Max, Jade and others in Durhamstrang will put makeup on each other blindfolded
£550 = Amy, Jade and Livia will re-enact their favourite film scenes, playing each role (complete with accents and everything)
£750 = PIEING! Whipped cream pies in the face for Charlotte, Jackie, Sophie, Zack – basically free for all!
£1000! = For the big 1000 there will be an epic chilli-eating race ft. Robbie, Jackie, Zack, Jonathan, Charlotte, Jade, Ollie and Marcus and many tears of pain
£1300 = This is serious commitment – Robbie will shave his head
£1400 = Jackie, Amy, Marcus and Charlotte will *attempt* to eat fruit whole. Because who doesn’t want to see people choke on apples and bananas?
£1500 = To celebrate 100% funding Zack will eat some scotch bonnet peppers and writhe in pain afterwards!
£1650 = If you amazing people get us to 110% funded, as a huge thank you Zack will go the extra mile and brave the GHOST CHILLI, one of the spiciest chillis in the world! (Let’s just hope he doesn’t actually turn into a ghost chilli that would be bad)
Videos and photos will be duly posted to our Facebook page for your amusement :)
DUQC and its members are very grateful for any donations towards our cause no matter how small. If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to email [email protected], and feel free to like our Facebook page to keep track of Durhamstrang's EQC journey.