Photos: At the 2014 London Mela for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

Last Sunday, members of the Stani Army including Mr Pakistan and the Sheikh of Pakistan, were at the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park raising funds for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA). This follows on from our IKCA fundraising challenge in June when we climbed to the summit of Mount Snowdon in full fancy dress, photos of which can be found here. We would like to thank everyone who attended the Mela and donated to this worthy cause, or simply just stopped by to have a friendly chat and a photo or two. You can view photos from the Mela below.

If you missed out on the Mela and still wish to donate, you can do so via the IKCA website, or via free phone on 0500 786 101. To find out more about where your donations will be going and the tireless work of the IKCA and everyone at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, please visit here.

Photos: Mount Snowdon climb for IKCA (Part 1)

Yesterday, members of the Stani Army from London, Birmingham, Scotland and in between, set off for Wales for their climb of Mount Snowdon in full fancy dress to raise money for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA). After a well deserved, good night’s rest, we’re delighted to announce the success of our climb and bring you some photos from the day.

So far we have raised close to £2000 for this great cause with the total steadily rising. If you haven’t donated yet but would like to, please visit our Just Giving page where you can still give and help someone suffering from this dreadful disease. Your donations do qualify as zakah, lillah and sadaqah.

Scroll down to view part one of the photos from yesterday’s climb and do keep a look out for part two where we will be posting some beautiful scenic shots of Snowdonia.

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WHY NOT JOIN US? Do you want to come on a climb or be a part of another Stani Army event? We would love to have you join us. If you are interested, keep a look out for announcements of our upcoming events here on http://www.staniarmy.com.

 

Mount Snowdon climb for IKCA

We are pleased to announce that on the 8th of June 2014, members of the Stani Army will be climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales to raise money for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA). At the time of writing, we have 21 of our members set to take part including Mr Pakistan, the Sheikh of Pakistan, the Dictator and the King of Pakistan. All our members will be climbing to the summit in full fancy dress.

We have set up a Just Giving page where you can sponsor our climb and donate to this worthy cause. Cancer is a disease that affects everyone in some way, and every one of us reading this will know of someone close to us who has been affected by this dreadful disease. Some of us are fortunate enough to get the best treatment and care available, which is something many in Pakistan simply cannot afford. Each penny you donate will inshaAllah go into increasing someone’s chances of winning their battle with cancer.

Your donations do qualify as zakah, lillah and sadaqah. You can donate here.

WHY NOT JOIN US? Do you want to come on the climb with us? All you need to do is choose a fancy dress costume and be willing to raise donations. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested, contact us here.

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Markhor Kickstarter Campaign – Pakistani Craftsmanship of Gentleman’s Shoes

Stani Army are proud to announce their support for Markhor’s Kickstarter campaign. Out of the small village district of Okara, Pakistan, Markhor are bringing to the world exquisite leather footwear for gentlemen, handemade by indigenous Pakistani craftsmen, creating modern designs of the finest quality with exceptional attention to detail.

With your support, the team at Markhor will be able to grow their business by employing more local craftsmen on a full-time basis, providing them with the security of a monthly salary which will include health and social benefits. This is your chance to support their work via their Kickstarter campaign, and in return be one of the first people in the world to receive their – what are no doubt set to be – highly sought-after products. Your pledges will make a massive difference in staving off the threat to the livelihood of the local workers who are keeping this craft alive in the face of the threat modern mass production has brought.

Why we’re supporting Markhor
From their up-cycled packaging to securing the livelihoods of their workers, if there ever was an ethical initiative to back, this would be it. Stani Army and its fans are known for their great support and undying love for the nation of Pakistan, and we have no doubt this is something our fans will proudly and generously support. Let’s back our young Pakistani businessmen and women doing wonders for their indigenous craftsmen. Join us in showing your support for this great initiative. Find out more and back their Kickstarter campaign with a pledge here and be one of the first in the world to receive their stunning products.

How does Markhor’s Kickstarter campaign work?
Kickstarter is a crowd sourcing platform for new startups to raise funds through pledges by people around the world. For your pledge, you will be one of the first to receive the product or service offered by the new company, along with other perks. In the case of Markhor, the pledge brackets and what you will receive for your pledge can be found on Markhor’s Kickstarter page in the column to the right. Once you have made your pledge and the Kickstarter campaign has ended, your product is manufactured and shipped to you.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/markhorshoes/markhor-1800-year-old-craftsmanship-for-gentlemans/widget/video.html

There are 43 days to go before the end of the Markhor Kickstarter campaign so get your pledges in fast! To find out who has pledged so far, click here.

Follow Markhor on Facebook and Twitter
Their Kickstarter page can be found here, and their website here.

Photos: At the London Mela for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

Earlier this month, members of the Stani Army were in attendance at the London Mela in Gunnersbury Park raising funds for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA). A big thank you to everyone who attended and donated towards this worthy cause, and we hope you enjoyed meeting us and Stani Army’s very own Mr Pakistan and the Sheikh. You can view photos from the Mela below.

If you missed out on the Mela and still wish to donate, you can do so via Mr Pakistan’s Just Giving page, via the IKCA website, or via free phone on 0500 786 101. To find out more about where your donations will be going and the tireless work of the IKCA and everyone at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, please visit here.

It was also a pleasure meeting members of the Rotary Foundation who had their own stall close to ours, and hearing of the great work they are doing in Pakistan in the fight to eradicate polio. Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where polio is still endemic. The Rotary Foundation through their End Polio Now campaign hope to eradicate polio from Pakistan, and you can help by donating here. Continue reading “Photos: At the London Mela for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal”

Champions Trophy tickets to be released on April 8th

More much sought after  tickets for the Pakistan v India clash will also be made available
More much sought after tickets for the Pakistan v India clash will also be made available

The ICC will be releasing a further allocation of tickets for all Champions Trophy games this coming Monday.

Fans who have yet to purchase their tickets for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England and Wales will be happy to know that the ICC will be releasing a further allocation of tickets for all 15 fixtures on Monday the 8th of April from 10:30 am.

Tickets can be purchased via telephone on 0844 249 2013, or via the official ICC ticketing website.

Pakistan fans hoping to get to see their team in green should make a note in their diaries as tickets are expected to go fast. Continue reading “Champions Trophy tickets to be released on April 8th”

ICC Champions Trophy Tickets announcement due within days

Eagerly awaited news of the second allocation of tickets for the ICC Champions Trophy games especially Pakistan v India at Edgbaston is almost due. The first allocation was sold out and with less than 12 weeks before the tournament starts fans are anticipating the second release by the ICC.  Those fans who haven’t registered on the ICC website are advised to do so asap and then be prepared on the morning of the sale. StaniArmy will announce the date as soon as it is known

Ireland v Pakistan – Early bird ticket sale ends Friday!

Ireland
A scenic venue, great Irish hospitality and real value on match tickets, Pakistan’s two games at Clontarf promise to be an unmissable experience

Clontarf has been chosen as the place where Ireland will host Pakistan for two ODIs on the 23rd and 26th of May with ticket prices offering exceptional value for money, with a 20% discount on all tickets until Friday 10th of May.

The Venue near Dublin is renowned for its great atmosphere and picturesque setting. Both games start at 10.30am and special ticket prices apply for ‘early bird’ buyers and Stani Army have been contacted by Cricket Ireland in the hope that fans will take advantage of the early bird offers. Tickets can be purchased from Cricket Ireland’s official ticket partner here.

Ticket prices are as follows :

Single match tickets
Early Bird Special Adult – €20 – after May 10th – €25
Early Bird Special OAP – €16 – after May 10th – €20
Early Bird Special U/16 – €8 – after May 10th – €10
Early Bird Special Family – €48 – after May 10th – €60 (2 adults,  2 Under 16’s).

Two match package (Only available until May 10th)
Adult – €35
OAP – €28
Under 16’s – €12
Family (2 adults, 2 under 16’s) – €89

Continue reading “Ireland v Pakistan – Early bird ticket sale ends Friday!”

Pakistan Dates for Scotland and Ireland confirmed

Younis KhanPakistan play two Odi’s against Scotland and two against Ireland in May this year in preparation for the ICC Champions trophy in June.

Friday and Sunday 17th and 19th May are the dates for the Scotland game which will be played in Edinburgh. The Ireland dates are Thursday and Sunday 23rd and 26th May at venues to be decided later. These games are vital as conditions will be very different to what Pakistan is used to in the Sub-continent.

StaniArmy will be there in Scotland in full force and hopefully Ireland too. Ticket details have not been released yet. Continue reading “Pakistan Dates for Scotland and Ireland confirmed”

Advice for fans for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England

The Oval in London will be the stage for Pakistan’s first game, against the West Indies

The 2013 Champions Trophy fixtures have been released and we urge our fans to begin to make plans for next year’s tournament which is due to be held in England in June. As with the World up in Sri Lanka this year, Stani Army have big things planned for the Champions Trophy and fans are encouraged to keep abreast of developments through http://www.staniarmy.com. The Champions Trophy will be played at just the three venues of the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, the Kia Oval in London and Edgbaston in Birmingham.

We will bring you the latest news and developments here on http://www.staniarmy.com, including information regarding our plans for Pakistan’s games such as ticket information and where Stani Army and our very own Mr Pakistan will be seated. Nevertheless, fans are encouraged to sign up to the mailing lists of the Counties of each of the venues in order to receive the latest information. You can sign up to Surrey CCC’s (The Oval) newsletter from the homepage, top left here. Glamorgan’s CCC’s (SWALEC) here, and Warwickshire CCC’s (Edgbaston) on their homepage here (scroll down).

Updates will be posted on http://www.staniarmy.com and we advise fans to register with us in order to be able to comment on the site so that they are able to discuss plans and raise any concerns they may have, as we are always ready and willing to help. This will be a marquee tournament for Stani Army, and Pakistan fans are encouraged to join us to create a memorable atmosphere in supporting our team together.

Pakistan’s group fixtures:

Friday 7th June vs West Indies – The Oval
Monday 10th June vs South Africa – Edgbaston
Saturday 15th June vs India – Edgbaston
Continue reading “Advice for fans for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England”