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Bring your family and friends and join us as we light up the night with love for the Syrian Refugees!

Join us at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London for a 5-mile night walk to help Syrian refugees this winter!

The event will take place on 26th November 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST and will include a closing ceremony packed with entertainment, fun and a free meal for all our participants. You’ll be finished by 9:30pm so no need to worry about making the last trains!



26 November 2016




Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

Event Details

Registration: 17:00 – 18:15

Walk starts: 18.30 – 20:30

Closing ceremony: 20:30 – 21:00

Free meal, fun and entertainment!

Winter in the Camps

5 years on and the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate. Millions of ordinary Syrians have lost their loved ones and have fled from the rubble of what was once their homes.

Muslim Hands distributes winter relief to vulnerable communities all over the world. In February, Muslim Hands’ Digital Communications Editor, Tijen Horoz joined our field teams distributing blankets, mattresses, clothes and winter fuel to Syrian refugees in Southern Lebanon.

She said, ‘In Al Quaraoun camp sandwiched in between two snow-covered peaks in the Bekaa Valley, children are everywhere. Children of all ages, girls and boys, some blonde, some dark-haired, run around in the cold, wet mud. At first glance, it’s a normal enough scene. Except that these children are surrounded on all sides by white tents and all they are wearing to protect their little feet are plastic sandals.’

With your support, Muslim Hands will continue to provide food, warm clothing, blankets and heating throughout the winter months in refugee camps in Lebanon.

Q. Who can take part in SHINE FOR SYRIA night walk?

A. The SHINE FOR SYRIA night walk is an event which is open to anyone who is up for the challenge. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

You can also bring your friends and family along with you as SHINE FOR SYRIA is an event about bringing family, friends and communities together to help make a real difference for Syrian refugees.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £200. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more pioneering individual fundraising target.

Q. What happens on the day?

A. The registration desk opens at 17:00 and the walk starts at 18:30. Depending on your pace, we anticipate the walk will be completed by all participants between 20:00 and 20:30.

Once completing the walk, certificates and food will be provided as well as entertainment. The night-walk will finish by 21:30.

Q. What should I wear?

A. We advise to please dress appropriately in your warmest clothes as temperatures are likely to be low and the weather may be windy and wet. Please also ensure your footwear is comfortable and ideally waterproof. Any other protective and waterproof clothing/accessories such as gloves,  scarves, and umbrellas are strongly advised.

Q. What do I need to bring with me?

A. Comfortable walking shoes is a good place to start, and maybe an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of rain. It is advisable to bring a fully charged mobile phone in case we need to contact you.

In addition, you do not need to bring a prayer mat as a prayer area will be allocated on the day along with WC facilities to perform Wudhu.

Q. Can I come in fancy dress or a costume?

A. Yes! It’s a night walk, so add a bit of sparkle and light to your outfit or wear your favourite super hero costume, but please do make sure it is appropriate to the event.



If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.