Al Noor Boat Race 2023

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The Al-Noor Annual Boat Race is an event which has been established by the Al-Noor Foundation in the Summer of 2018, at Fairlop Waters. Boat races are part of the great heritage of British culture and an amazing way to unite both competitors and communities together behind a common cause.

Dragon Boat racing is something which is growing in popularity in the UK, originating from Southern China’s Guangdong Province. The boats we will be using can accommodate up to 17 riders at a time and will be provided by a specialist Dragon Boat company which the Foundation has partnered up with to run the event.

Muslim Hands is proud to take part in this event and we need you to join us. Sign up today and become one of our riders whilst raising funds for a just and needy cause. Brothers only event.

Registration fee- £20
Fundraising target- £250

If you have any questions, please direct your emails to



08 July 2023




Fairlop Waters

About the Race

The event is open to all schools, faith groups, charities and corporate organisations. The event aims to unite the community whereby individuals, families and organisations have the opportunity to raise money for charitable causes which are close to their hearts, by simply registering for a boat and participating in the race.

If you are not taking part as a rider, you are still welcome to come along with your family and watch the races, enjoy the refreshments and get involved with our fundraising campaign.

Help Rebuild Lives in Palestine

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘Adhere to Shaam, for it is Allah’s best land, to which He selects His best servants…’ [Abu Dawud]

Families in Palestine have been left unable to enjoy the most basic of human rights such as access to food, water and medical treatment. Around 2 million Palestinians struggle with food insecurity [UN] – in Gaza alone over 68% of people are living below the poverty line.

Families in Gaza already struggling because of the 15-year long blockade were further devastated by attacks in Ramadan 2021 and again in Ramadan 2022 and Ramadan 2023. Children in the region are bearing the brunt of the conflict, with as many as half of them dependent on humanitarian assistance and one in four in need of psychological support.

Muslim Hands has been working in Palestine since 2007, providing medical care, food, education and livelihoods support to families across the country. We are also repairing damages sustained by homes damaged during the bombings.

With the situation in Palestine deteriorating with each passing year, we need your continued support to provide urgent relief.

Give hope to the people of Palestine with your Sadaqah and Zakat.

Q. Who can take part in the Boat Race?

A. Muslim Hands have only 1 male boat running in the race this year but we plan to have 1 for brothers and 1 for sisters in 2024.

Q. Can I attend the event if I am not riding?

A. Yes, this event is free to all to attend and enjoy the races and food

Q. What are the registration requirements?

A. You must complete the registration form and complete the registration fee payment of £20 to secure your space on the boat as a rider.

Once your space is secured, your target will be to fundraise a minimum of £250.

However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic fundraisers aim for a more pioneering individual target.

Q. What should I wear?

A. As this is a water sport event, you are required to wear suitable clothing. This information will be sent to you via email.

Q. Will I be provided a health and safety equipment?

A. Yes you will be provided with the necessary health and safety equipment

Q. Can I take part even if I have no experience?

A. Yes as you will be provided with training beforehand


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.