Muslim Hands Winter Walk is Back and taking place on Saturday 5th December 2009!
This year, set in the beautiful Kensington Gardens, in the heart of historic London, we invite you to wrap up warm, bring your family and friends and raise money in our 10 km sponsored walk. We’ll also be joined by Moazzam Begg, who will be supporting the cause and showing that we have not forgotten the continuing plight of victims suffering since the bombing. “Children in Gaza are growing up surrounded by broken buildings and a childhood full of difficult memories of losing parents and loved ones... the Winter Walk is a chance to show that we care for Gaza’s future as much as its past,” he describes.
Last winter, almost 150 walkers took to Hyde Park to raise more than £30,000 in emergency aid for Gaza. Through Muslim Hands, the money raised was used to provide ambulances, intensive care facilities, winter blankets and food parcels for families in Gaza. One year on, we’re looking to run programmes from its new Maternity and Childhood Centre focussing on providing treatment to 2500 children suffering from trauma and anxiety. Children will be provided counselling as well as being given the rare chance to enjoy sports activities, creative workshops and trips to the zoo. These experiences that have otherwise been denied to children in Gaza help treat emotional disorders - which otherwise hinder their education and emotional development, echoing far into their adult lives.
The Winter Walk is open to all. It will take sponsored walkers round the historic Kensington Gardens on a 10 kilometre route, starting from 10:30am. For more details and to register for a sponsorship pack, please visit the Muslim Hands website www.muslimhands.org/winterwalk.
Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 246 0015