Ahmadiyya Muslim Association: CHARITY WALK FOR PEACE:‘RAISING £1,000,000 FOR UK CHARITIES IN 2018’

Source: Mr Fatihul Haq: UK

Participants of Charity Walk Reception

The Charity Walk for Peace Charity Reception Dinner was held on Sunday March 29 th 2018 in Dewsbury St John’s C.E(C) Infant School to a packed hall of charity representatives, community groups and dignitaries. Attending guests came to support the upcoming Charity Walk for Peace being held on Sunday April 29 th 2018 in the Windsor Great Park in association with Runnymede Borough Council. The Dinner provided an opportunity for participants to meet the organisers and sponsors of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and with the objective of introducing them to this year’s
National Walk, its aims and objectives, and its fundraising efforts throughout the previous year.

The Deputy Chairman of the Charity Walk for Peace, Mr. Rafi Ahmad stated the following:“I am so  grateful to you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend this evenings Charity Reception. We are so fortunate that today across the entire UK, charity receptionsare being held with the objective of raising the much needed £1,000,000 for UK charities in 2018. With your support, we are confident that this year’s Charity Walk for Peace will be the best one yet, so let us work together towards the one million target.”

Deputy Lord Lieutenant West Yorkshire, Mr David Dinmore stated the following:“What a splendid evening we had with you and your Ahmadiyya colleagues at St John’s School yesterday. It was so uplifting to hear of the wonderful work that you all do inpromoting peace and inter-community co-operation not only in the UK but also across the world. The gratitude expressed by the many recipients of funds raised through your activities
were a great tribute to your work.”

The media coordinator, Fatihul-Haq from Huddersfield stated the following: The representative of diverse sector of community and religious heads appreciated the impact of all the charity work been done by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. Many commented on the positive and dynamic impact this work was happening in facilitating the impact of all the charity work been done by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association.

Organisers of the Chairity Walk Reception along with guests

Many commented on the positive and dynamic impact this work was happening in facilitating the charities work. It outlines Islam true and pristine teachings of servitude to mankind. Every actof goodness is charity as outlined by the Holy Founder of Islam, Holy Prophet (peace andblessings of Allah be upon him). Fatihul-Haq, spokesperson for Ahmadiyya MuslimAssociation Huddersfield stated that helping our fellow beings, whether it's by putting a smile on their face, raising funds or assisting people is the true and pristine teaching of Islam and that the communities motto of Love for Allah, Hatred for None was hallmark of one fulfilling their obligations in serving mankind.

Guest speakers at the Charity Reception Dinner included:

• Squadron Leader David Dinmore – Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire
• Cllr. Gwen Lowe- Deputy Mayor of Kirklees
• Mr. Manoj Joshi – Chairman of Lord Mayors Charity Bradford
• Julie Smith – Run For Jo Charity
• Anne Marie Killgallon – The Whole Autism Family
• Aiden Hatfield – Mind Charity

Many charities attended, including:

• Yorkshire Air Ambulance
• Marie Curie
• Kirklees Royal Voluntary Project
• Red Cross

More than £16,000 was raised local contributing to the £685,000 raised nationally in 2017. Cheques were presented to all of the charities and the event ended with dinner. As in previous years, similar Charity Reception Dinners are being held across the UK enabling
communities and members of the public to engage with the Charity Walk for Peace. All community groups, charities, school and supporting organisations are invited to join us and help raise funds for the many hundreds of deserving charities across the UK.

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