UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association to hold its 33rd ‘Mercy for Mankind’ event in Keswick on Saturday

Aqueel Mushtaq and Abdul Lodhi from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association collect a Spirit of Cumbria award for their work during Storm Desmond

Young Muslims who helped in Cumbria in the aftermath of the December 2015 floods will return to the area to raise money for charity.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association will hold its 33rd Mercy for Mankind event in Keswick on Saturday, August 18, featuring a half marathon and a 5k walk.

Both events will start in Fitz Park at about 10.30am, with up to 1,000 members of the association expected to take part with the goal of raising £500,000 for charities including The Royal British Legion, Save the Children, NSPCC, Barnardos, CLIC Sargent, UNICEF, British Red Cross and MIND Cumbria.

Farooq Aftab, event organiser and deputy head of the association, said members had helped out in the county during the aftermath of Storm Desmond, which had inspired them to hold the challenge in the area. They hope it will help local people and businesses.

The association was given a Spirit of Cumbria award for its charitable efforts during the floods.

Mr Aftab encouraged local people to …read more at source.

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