Walk For The Children Of War

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This Ramadan, join us as we walk 5km to support the children of Syria, Gaza, Yemen and the Rohingya.

No child should suffer from long term effects of hunger, which can cripple whole communities. With your help, we aim to provide food and water to vulnerable children and their families.

Join us one of our four locations across England and let's bring communities together for the Children of War.

Register now for your free fundraising kit.

Locations

Location Date Venue Register
Manchester 18 May 2019 Platt Fields Park, M14 6LA Register
Bradford 19 May 2019 Lister Park, BD9 4JN Register
Birmingham 25 May 2019 Small Heath Park, B10 0EF Register
Leicester 26 May 2019 Victoria Park, LE1 7RY Register
London 02 June 2019 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST Register

Support 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.

Gaza:
• Gaza will become inhabitable by 2020 due to bad water and the infectious diseases that result.
• The UN’s World Food Programme has said that it was making cuts in food aid to over 190,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, citing a funding shortfall.
• Food assistance will be suspended for 27,000 people in the West Bank, and this will further reduce by 20 percent to 165,000 people in the West Bank and Gaza.

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.

Q. How can I volunteer?

A. You will need to complete our online Volunteer registration form, in order to volunteer with Muslim Hands. Upon completion, one of our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch with details on how you can get involved.

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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.