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Join us for our 9th annual Gaza Winter Walk 2017 in a city near you and make a big difference to the lives of expectant mothers and newborn babies in the Gaza strip!

Over the last eight years, thousands of you have come together from all over the country with your woolly hats on to brave the winter cold and walked 5 miles for the children of Gaza. Your efforts have made an exceptional difference to the people of Gaza.

We’ll be walking in nine cities around the UK from January-February.
Bring your family and friends and join us at this exciting family event, now bigger and better than ever!

With entertainment with our lively special guests and FREE FOOD for all, it’s going to be a great family day out with your loved ones!

The walk Starts at 11AM and finishes at 3PM - Register now for your FREE fundraising kit!

Locations & Dates

Location Date Start Venue Register Fundraise
Glasgow 14 January 2017 10:00 Kelvingrove Park, G3 6BY Register Fundraise
Bradford 21 January 2017 10:00 Lister Park, BD9 4NR Register Fundraise
Manchester 22 January 2017 10:00 Heaton Park, M25 2SW Register Fundraise
Birmingham 28 January 2017 10:00 Cannon Hill Park, B13 8RD Register Fundraise
Leicester 29 January 2017 10:00 Abbey Park, LE4 5AQ Register Fundraise
London 04 February 2017 10:00 Hyde Park, W2 2UH Register Fundraise
Luton 05 February 2017 10:00 Wardown Park, LU2 7HA Register Fundraise
Cardiff 11 February 2017 10:00 Bute Park, CF10 3DX Register Fundraise
Nottingham 12 February 2017 10:00 Wollaton Park, NG8 2AE Register Fundraise

Event Details

Registration: 10:00-11:00

Walk starts: 11:00-14:00

Closing ceremony: 14:00-14:30

Free meal, fun and entertainment for all the family!


Support Expectant Mothers and Newborns in Gaza

Over half a million Palestinian refugees in Gaza live in the eight recognised Palestinian refugee camps, which have one of the highest population densities in the world. Gaza has one of the highest birth rates in the world. Unfortunately, extreme poverty and the ongoing conflict means that many mothers simply can’t access the care they need.

With the lack of healthcare, Gazans are at an increased risk of disease and the number of children and pregnant women who suffer from anemia and other micronutrient deficiencies continues to rise.

With your support, Muslim Hands along with its partner United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) - experts in providing comprehensive maternal and child care for several years with health centres all over Gaza, will provide ante-natal and post-natal care for Palestinian refugee women.

This will include:
1. Clean birthing spaces for expectant mothers
2. Ultrasound equipment to help monitor pregnancies and identify birth defects
3. Healthcare for pregnancies at risk, including anaemia, infections, blood abnormalities like thalassemia traits and other medical conditions.

Maternal healthcare will be provided in Nusirat, Jabalia, Tal Sultan, and Beit Hanoun health centres in the Gaza Strip. The project is expected to benefit at least 132,000 Palestine women and their children.

So what are you waiting for? Get your friends and family involved and register now to give an expectant mother in Gaza the care she deserves.
 

Q. Who can take part in the Winter Walk?

A. The Winter 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 the Winter Walk event is about bringing communities together to make a vast difference.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £150. 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 10AM and the walk starts at 11AM. Depending on your pace, we anticipate the walk will be completed by all participants between 1PM and 2PM.

Once completing the walk, lunch and certificates will be provided, as well as entertainment, and the day will be finished by 3PM.

Q. What should I wear?

A. We advise to 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. A bottle of water is recommended. Refreshments including food will be provided at the start of the walk. 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. Who do I contact upon arrival?

A. Locate the 'Registration Desk' upon your arrival and you will be greeted by our friendly Winter Walk team and supplied with a map of the route. The routes are amidst some beautiful scenery and well-known walking routes suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

The registration desk opens at 10AM, Walk starts at 11AM an finishes at 3PM.

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Questions?

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 international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.

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