Gaza Winter Walk 2022 Birmingham

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Join our annual Gaza Winter Walk in the heart of Birmingham - and make a huge difference to the people of Gaza!

Over the past 14 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 our various projects in Gaza.

This year, we are fundraising to repair broken homes in Gaza as well as support vulnerable families living in poverty. Once more, we invite you to walk 5 miles to show your support for this incredibly important cause.

Join us on 26th February 2022, and bring your friends and family together to raise money for Gaza. So make sure you don't miss out on this event!

Register today for your FREE fundraising kit and let’s reach that finish line together.

Fundraising Target: £150

Date and Location

Date

12 February 2022

Venue

To be confirmed

The Cause: Repairing Homes in Gaza

In May 2021, the people of Gaza experienced its worst conflict since 2014. 113,000 people were displaced during this time and thousands of homes were also damaged.

Working with our partner, UNWRA, we are repairing the severely damaged homes of refugee families in Gaza. Your fundraising efforts will help them recover from the devastating impact of the conflict in May.

Moreover, we are also providing vulnerable families with the essential support they urgently need this winter. According to the UN, 48% of people in Gaza are borrowing money to afford food. Your donations will lift the burdens from their shoulders, ensuring they can access food, warm clothes and medicine.

We cannot do this without your help. Register for our Gaza Winter Walk today to support this important cause.


Serving the People of Gaza for 14 Years

Ma sha Allah, thanks to your continued support, we've completed 13 Gaza Winter Walks! Over the years, your generosity has funded some amazing projects, including:

• Establishing the Psychological Rehabilitation Programme, which helps thousands of children suffering from trauma, anxiety and other mental health problems
• Rebuilding the Al-Durrah Hospital, which was destroyed by conflict
• Partnering with UNRWA to provide ante-natal and post-natal care and equipment to 132,000 Palestinian refugee women
• Building large-scale water purification systems to combat water shortages in Gaza

These are just a few of the ways in which you've made a difference. On behalf of Muslim Hands and the people of Gaza, we'd like to say a big thank you! Don't forget to register for our 14th Gaza Winter Walk.

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

A. Gaza Winter Walk is an event which is open to and suitable for the whole family. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your friends and family along with you as Gaza Winter Walk event is about bringing communities together to make a difference.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant should raise a minimum of £150. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more ambitious individual fundraising target!

Q. What happens on the day?

A. The registration desk opens between 10AM-11AM (varies depending on the location) and the walk starts shortly after. 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. Comfortable footwear and 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, as well as letting you share the walk on social media!

You don't need to bring a prayer mat as a prayer area will be allocated on the day.

Q. Who do I contact upon arrival?

A. Locate the ‘Registration Desk’ upon your arrival and you will be greeted by our friendly Gaza Winter Walk team.

Check above for the registration times for your city, so you know when to arrive.

Q. How can I volunteer?

A. Please contact us via the form below if you wish to volunteer at this and other events.

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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 aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.