Posted by Zia Shah
Courtesy: Dr. Ijaz ur Rehman, UK
The Charity walk that many had been eagerly waiting for took place on June 8th, Sunday.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year in more than 100 countries.
True to its mission, the Ahmadiyya Community in UK, has been raising funds to serve humanity, by arranging Charity Walks and other events annually, to support British charities.
Rt. Honorable Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of UK from 2007 – 2010, had the following to say about its Charity Walk in 2009:
At the end of National Volunteers Week, I am pleased to be able to send a message of support for the annual Ahmadiyya Muslim Association charity walk. The ideals, energy and efforts of volunteers and participants in events such as this, raising funds for a variety of good causes, is the cornerstone of a vibrant society and strong communities. And in these challenging economic times, it is the work of voluntary and community organisations, volunteers, faith groups and social enterprises that will be key to ensuring that we come out stronger than before. I wish you every success today.
By the Grace of Allah collection on the day was £210,791 of which £126,000 has already been distributed to 27 local & national charities.
It is estimated that total collection on completion of all the promises is likely to be £350,000, which will be distributed among almost a 100 local and national charities.