Gaza Winter Walk

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Gaza Winter Walk is back for its 13th year on Saturday 13th February 2021 - going virtual and international for the first time ever!

We want to make this Gaza Winter Walk HUGE! Bringing more families together from around the world, to brave the cold and walk 5 miles in your local park or neighbourhood, for refugee families in Gaza.

As a result of the 2014 conflict and on-going violence, hundreds of homes have been severely damaged, leaving families in Gaza to live in extremely difficult conditions. By fundraising £150, you can help raise essential funds to support refugee families in Gaza repair their broken homes.

We will be hosting a ‘Virtual Walk and Talk’ that will include a range of fun entertainment and inspiring talks for you to tune into on the day - it's going to be an incredible virtual event for the family!

Registration is free - sign up today!

Gaza Winter Walk Over The Years

Over the past 12 years, more than 20,000 walkers across the UK have come together for the Gaza Winter Walks, braving the cold to raise over £1 million for various projects in Gaza.
You have helped establish the Psychological Rehabilitation Programme, which help thousands of children suffering from trauma, anxiety and other mental health problems. With your support, we were able to rebuild the Al-Durrah Hospital, when destroyed by conflict, as well as build large-scale water purification systems to combat water shortages in Gaza. Through partnerships with UNRWA, we have been able to provide ante-natal and post-natal care and equipment to 132,000 Palestinian refugee women.

These are just a few of the many incredible ways you and many others have supported the people of Gaza through our annual Gaza Winter Walks.


Rebuilding The Homes Of Families In Gaza

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic adding to the daily struggles of violent conflict, loss of loved ones, trauma and poverty for families in Gaza, it's more important than ever to unite virtually for this year's Gaza Winter Walk.

As a result of the 2014 conflict and on-going violence, thousands of homes were severely damaged, if not destroyed, leaving refugee families to live in hazardous, overcrowded and structurally unsafe conditions. 
Dysfunctional roofs, inadequate ventilation, broken windows and walls is the current state of many of the homes, that have left families exposed and unprotected during the harsh winter seasons. During the winter period, heavy rain and floods severely affect shelters and neighbourhoods in Gaza, especially with thousands of shelters already prone to water leakages due to damages in their homes.

Through your support this Gaza Winter Walk, we will ensure refugee families in Gaza receive the support they desperately need, to repair their damaged homes and provide them a promising chance of recovery.

Q. Why has Gaza Winter Walk 2021 gone virtual?

A. Due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus, we cannot hold this event in person. Your safety and well-being remain our highest priority. We want to ensure that you feel safe while taking part in this event.

We will instead host a ‘Virtual Walk and Talk’, holding the entire event on Zoom, while you take part in your 5 mile challenge in your own local park or neighbourhood.

We ask you to observe social distancing from everyone who does not belong to your household throughout the walk.

Q. Who can take part in the Gaza Winter Walk?

A. Gaza Winter Walk is an event which is open to anyone who is up for the challenge.

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 ambitious individual fundraising target!

Sadaqah and Zakat donations are accepted.

When setting up a JustGiving page, select ‘Start Fundraising’ on the top of this page and follow the instructions. Any donations collected offline, such as cash, must be transferred to Muslim Hands by the event date.

Q. What happens on the day?

A. We will be hosting a ‘Virtual Walk and Talk’, holding the entire event on Zoom. You can walk in your own local park or neighbourhood, while joining us on the Zoom link.
Tune in with other participants taking part in Gaza Winter Walk from around the world and enjoy fun entertainment and inspiring talks as you do your 5 mile challenge.
The virtual event will start at 12:00 PM using a link which will be sent to you closer to the event day.

Q. What should I wear?

A. We advise to keep an eye on the local weather reporting and 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.

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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.