Walk for the Children of War

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This Ramadan, join us as we walk 5km to provide food and water to vulnerable children from Syria, Yemen and the Rohingya.

We’ll be bringing communities together and walking 5km in four cities around the UK this Ramadan!

No child should suffer from long term effects of hunger, which can cripple whole communities.

Register now for your FREE FUNDRAISING KIT and help the children of War.

Locations and Dates

Location Date Start Venue Register Fundraise
Bradford 26 May 2018 18:00 Lister Park, North Park Road, BD9 4NR Register Fundraise
Birmingham 26 May 2018 18:00 Small Heath Park, B10 0EF Register Fundraise
Manchester 27 May 2018 18:00 Platt Fields Park, M14 6LA Register Fundraise
London 02 June 2018 18:00 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST Register Fundraise

Event Details

Registration: 18:30 – 19:15

Walk Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Closing ceremony: 21:00 – 21:30

Free Iftar meal: Maghrib onwards


Feed the children of War

No child should suffer from long term effects of hunger, which can cripple whole communities.

But this is the reality for many Rohingya, Syrian and Yemeni children who have fled their homes from persecution and war. With absolutely nothing. Not knowing when the next meal will come.

Rohingya:
• Since August 2017, close to 1 million Rohingya refugees are living in camps in Bangladesh and continuing to rise.
• Muslim Hands have delivered emergency food packs to around 30,000 people, however the vast scale of the crisis means we need more help to reach as many people as we can.
• 82% of water samples tested within the Bangladesh refugee camps were positive for e-coli – which can lead to life-threatening illnesses especially amongst young children.

Syria:
• Today, 1 in 3 Syrians live under the poverty line and 9.4 million people are in need of food aid.
• Seven years on, almost 6 million children have been left dependent on humanitarian assistance.

Yemen:
• In Yemen, a staggering four out of five of the 24 million population need urgent life-saving aid.
• The people of Yemen are staring famine in the face as 17 million people have been left food insecure and 20.7 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid.

This Ramadan, we need your help to ensure that these children receive the food they so desperately need.
 

Q. Who can take part in the Walk for the Children of War?

A. The Walk for the Children of War 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 event is about bringing communities together to make a vast difference.

All routes are wheelchair friendly and the event is open to all.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £150 or raise £300 as a family of 4. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more enthusiastic individual fundraising target.

Q. What happens on the day?

A. The registration desk opens at 6.30PM and the walk starts at 19:30PM. Depending on your pace, we anticipate the walk will be completed by all participants between 20:30PM and 21:00PM.

Once you have completing the walk, iftar and certificates will be provided as well as entertainment and the day will be finished by 21:50PM

Q. What should I wear?

A. Comfortable walking shoes is a good place to start, 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. What do I need to bring with me?

A. You can bring your own food if you like but iftar will be provided insha'Allah. It's also a good idea to bring your mobile phone fully charged in case we need to contact you for any reason as well as any regular medication that you take.

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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

Now in our 25th year of relieving poverty and suffering worldwide and those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.